What is Strength Training?

Strength training is a sort of physical exercise specialising in the utilisation of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles.

Training usually utilises the procedure of dynamically expanding the power yield of the muscle through gradual weight increments and utilisation an assortment of activities and types of equipment to target explicit muscle groups. Strength Training is essentially an anaerobic activity, albeit a few advocates have adjusted it to give the advantages of aerobic exercise through circuit training.

How does it burn calories?

Strength Training can increase your metabolism rate after the workout. In other words, you continue to burn calories even after the training. Whereas for cardio, once you stop, the calorie burning stops as well.

After a strength training session, the body needs to replenish the energy used and repair the muscle damage that has been caused. The repair process uses aerobic energy for a period of time.

In other words, more intense exercises such as weight and strength training burn calories and fat for a more extended time post-work out.

What are some Yoga Poses you can do as Strength Training?

Below are some exercises that you can do to strengthen and train your core

Boat Pose

Strengthens and stretches core muscles (abdominals, hip flexors and lower back)

 

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High Plank Pose

Plank strengthens the rectus abdominis (visual “six-pack” muscles), transverse abdominis (deep core stabilizing muscles), and the internal and external obliques (hip and back mobilizing muscles).

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Chaturanga

Chaturanga strengthens and tones the wrists, arms, abdominal muscles, and lower back. It prepares the body for more challenging arm balances. Similar to a traditional push-up, it also strengthens the muscles surrounding the spine, which helps to improve posture.

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