or negative—about what happened. After a while, it
makes small corrections to find the best, most efficient way to move. As such, these simple tasks eventually become routine and further development requires new challenges. Enter resistance training. Young athletes tend to be deficient in jumping, landing, sprinting, and hand–eye coordination as they’re still developing the proper neuromuscular function. Strength training provides a safe way to train and overload those patterns, reducing potential injury risk outside of the gym. Even non sports-relatedmovements, such as picking things up off the ground and reaching for items overhead, gain to benefit from strength training. Squats, push-ups, core exercises, andmore train proper movement—especially when healthy patterns are taught froma young age.
STRENGTH TRAINING CANSAVE LIVES Did you know that 25–35% of American adults live a sedentary lifestyle? According to a longitudinal study conducted by the Aerobics Center, that factor alone has contributed to around 16%of all deaths since 1970. Researchers estimate that an inactive life doubles one’s risk for developing a debilitating health condition. As physical activity becomes less of a functional necessity, it becomes evenmore important to get into the gym. Resistance training provides a fantastic way to counteract the rising issue of inactive lifestyles.
Humans develop neuromuscular control at a young age.
The Importance of Strength Training
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