Mark Ross is a Personal Trainer and physique coach with eight years experience in the fitness industry. He works with private clients and conducts training sessions with large groups. Mark specialises in body re-composition to make you leaner, healthier and stronger in the fastest time possible. You can find him at his local gym, BodyTORQ fitness centre in Bolton.
Mark believes whether you want to lose body fat to look better or you are consciously looking after your health, resistance training will improve this faster than any other type of exercise. When people begin a weight lifting program, their bodies adapt to it by increasing muscle. This can be from wherever you choose; guys may wish to focus on their upper body, and girls on lower/glute area if preferred. This extra muscle directly increases a person’s metabolic rate and with that, how much body fat your body burns daily, so lifting weights can actually support weight loss and a drop dress/jeans sizes too.
Marks' favourite benefit of strength training is actually how strong and empowering it can make somebody. He has seen many people with lower back pain, runner’s knee and all sorts of injuries caused by weaknesses in the body. After a period of time training these clients and getting them to strengthen every muscle, they suddenly stand upright without pain and go back to running and know that their muscles and tendons in the problem area are strong enough to do so. Not only strong in body but strong in mind too.
The way people's confidence skyrockets when they actually learn how much their body is capable of lifting is amazing!