Prescription: Resistance Train / Lift Weights The Rest of Your Life.

Stronger YOU

You want to know the obvious truth for a healthier, stronger, and more vibrant life? 

A commitment to a daily resistance training / weightlifting routine. 

In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of incorporating daily weightlifting into your routine and how it can revolutionize your health and well-being.

Reason #1: Confidence and Mental Strength

Weightlifting isn’t just about building physical strength—it’s also about cultivating mental fortitude and confidence. 

As you challenge yourself in the gym, you develop resilience, determination, and a belief in your own abilities. 

This newfound confidence extends beyond the gym, positively impacting how you speak to yourself, engage with the world, and overcome obstacles in all areas of life.

A new member within 1 month shared with us,

“I already feel a strengthening of my ability to do hard things.
A growing comfort in being uncomfortable.”

Because without a strong sense of self-confidence, we may doubt our abilities, shy away from challenges, and settle for less than we deserve. 

By learning how to and then continually lifting weights as a regular practice, you build the mental strength and resilience needed to feel more confident within yourself and what you’re capable of. 

We call this part, building self trust. 

Reason #2: Lean Muscle Mass + Longevity

One of the key benefits of weightlifting is its ability to build and preserve lean muscle mass. 

Why is this so important? 

Lean muscle mass is not only essential for strength and physical performance but also plays a crucial role in promoting longevity. The sooner you prioritize weightlifting, the better, as it helps combat age-related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia. Not to mention it helps keep you metabolically healthier and decrease your risks associated with weight gain that are so prevalent. 

Because without adequate muscle, our bodies become more susceptible to a range of health issues, including decreased metabolism (and weight gain, poor posture and increased risk of injury. 

And all of those will absolutely wreak havoc on your day to day living, job and mental fulfillment. 

Without regular resistance training, muscle loss can lead to weakness, frailty, and a decline in overall quality of life as we age.

Reason #3: Metabolic Boost and Weight Management

Weightlifting isn’t just for bodybuilders or “athletes.” 

And it doesn’t make you “bulky.” 

I love when I meet a new person and they say “I don’t want to get…ya know…overly jacked…”

Thinking touching the weights is suddenly going to turn them into the Incredible Hulk.

…If you only knew the lengths that it would take.

Regular weight lifting is a powerful tool for anyone looking to improve their body composition and overall health. 

Resistance training boosts metabolism, helping you burn more calories both during and after your workout. 

Fun fact: Having more lean muscle helps you burn more calories at rest. It’s awesome. 

And it’s NEVER too late.

Two years ago at 59, Jeff began his journey with us.

Never having weight lifted, years of poor decisions and drinking under his belt. 

Now at 60 years old, In two years he’s lost over 20lbs, gained incredible strength and ability (including the ability to do a pullup at 60 years old) but maybe most importantly he’s MUCH healthier. 

At 60 years old his body fat is in the TEENS.

Building and maintaining lean muscle mass leads to increased energy expenditure, making it easier to maintain a healthy weight and body composition over time.

Because without regular weightlifting, our metabolism can slow down, making it harder to manage weight and body fat.

Combined with yo-yo eating habits, this can lead to frustration, feelings of defeat, and a cycle of weight gain and loss. 

By incorporating weightlifting into your routine, you can rev up your metabolism, support sustainable weight loss, and achieve lasting results.

Reason #4: Improved Bone Health

Weightlifting isn’t just about the benefits you can see on the exterior.  

Building muscle also benefits bone health. 

Regular resistance training stimulates bone growth and helps increase bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures later in life. 

And if you’re younger than 50 y/o the sooner you care about your longevity the better. No one is invincible. 

By lifting weights consistently, you’re investing in the strength and integrity of your bones, ensuring they remain resilient and healthy for years to come.

Because without proper bone density, our bones become fragile and prone to fractures, leading to pain, limited mobility, and a diminished quality of life. 

Incorporating weightlifting into your routine can help fortify your skeletal system, allowing you to stay active, independent, and vibrant as you age.

Our Coaches Teach & Build Strong People

At Railroad CrossFit, we’re committed to helping teach people first how to lift. Safely and consistently. We then refine and improve movement patterns, understanding and repeatability over time.

And lastly, we make it fun and challenging. Something not only you NEED to do if you care about long term health but you want to continually do.

That not only keeps us healthy but also delivers consistent results.

Our team of experienced coaches are guides beyond movement, but the first place it starts for many is a teacher. A teacher of how to become empowered and embodied again.

We support you on your journey to your happiest, healthiest, strongest self. 

Coach Shawn 

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Stop waiting — everyday that goes by and your muscles go without resistance training is another day in the wrong direction. 

Come learn and refine how to regularly and consistently  lift weights and experience the life-changing benefits for yourself!

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