WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The benefits of strength development are endless. In my professional opinion, everyone should include elements of strength training in their program.
Strength underpins almost all physical qualities. It makes everyday tasks easier, and from a sports performance perspective, facilitates the improvement of speed, power, agility and running economy.
Improved strength reduces the likelihood of injury and disease, promotes mental well-being and energy levels, and increases aerobic capacity while delaying the onset of fatigue.
Strength training also serves as an extremely effective, if not the best weight loss strategy, by increasing lean muscle mass, which in turn, increases resting metabolic rate (calories burnt at rest).