New research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows that even if you do no actual “cardio,” pumping iron will strengthen your most important muscle, your heart, and protect you from having a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke.
After crunching the data, the researchers found that even a little bit of strength training went a long way for preventing heart disease. They found that as little as one session a week, or less than an hour of pumping iron, cut the participants’ risks of heart disease and dying from a cardiovascular event by 40 to 70 percent, even if they didn’t get the recommended amount of aerobic exercise every week.
Strength training was also linked to a lower body mass index (BMI), which is also associated with better heart health.
There are a number of ways to get a strength training workout at Pivotal Fitness:
- Our Taylors gym is now offering over 25% off personal training sessions. Get a jump on your 2019 fitness goals and get started today!
- We offer a number of strength training based group fitness classes in our Taylors health club
- Our strength training area is a 9,000 square foot space that features selectorized Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment and variable resistance machines set up in circuits, allowing you to effortlessly proceed from one piece of equipment to the next. Bands, cables, ropes, balls, mats, kettlebells, light dumbbells, medicine balls, and bosu balls all offer the potential to train better and smarter.
Get started on a strength training regimen today at our Taylors fitness center. Your heart and your family will thank you!