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Note: Always consult a physician before starting a fitness program.  

We’re guessing you may not be hitting the gym 3 times a week or doing regular resistance training at home.  If so, you’re not alone.  In the US, approximately 4 out of 5 people in their lifetime, suffer from neck/back pain, decreased lean muscle mass, low bone density, poor posture, risk of tripping and mental health issues like low self-esteem.  These problems, at their best, can make life miserable, and at their worst, be life ending.  There’s good news, however…  Strength training could be a solution to help all these problems. 

All of this is unfortunate as strength training is far more important than people realize, says  Dr. Tommy Lundberg, an exercise researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, and author of “The Physiology of Resistance Training,” published in October 2023.  Strength training is associated with positive impact on blood glucose control, stress reduction, improved sleep, and enhanced physical function. He also states that it can contribute to reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting independence as you age. 

But that’s just the beginning of strength training’s benefits.  It also directly stresses our bones and muscles which can dramatically improve: 

  • our metabolism (fat burning)
  • decreased risk of falling (and bone breaks)
  • posture (our ascetic)
  • daily life performance (lift heavy things, being active with family, sports)
  • our self-esteem and self-confidence

“Not only that,” says Jeff D. Huling, co-founder of Corefirst, the TRX Rip Trainer and the Nautilus Glute Drive, “Feeling strong just feels good.”

However, despite its importance, statistics reveal a concerning trend: a significant portion of the global population fails to meet the recommended guidelines for muscle-strengthening and, as a result, suffers from numerous life-threatening ailments.  So, why don’t we ‘just do it,’ if we know this one thing can deliver so many positive benefits?  Over the decades, the founders of Corefirst have surveyed peoples’ reasons for not starting or sticking with a strength program, and common answers are: “I’m not sure what program to do,” “I don’t want to bulk up,” “I don’t want to look stupid,” “I’m so busy and don’t have the time it takes,” “It’s going to hurt,” and “I have to get in better shape before I start.”  People also struggle finding a community that properly motivates and holds them accountable, says Doniphan Stone, co-founder of Corefirst.  These are all legitimate concerns, however, most of these ‘reasons’ are fears, myths and misunderstandings of what’s really required to see transformative results with strength training.  

Corefirst knows from their 100+ years of combined coaching experience, that a proper strength training program can be non-intimidating, easy to follow, doesn’t require a lot of time, won’t bulk you up and motivate you to achieve transformative results.  In fact, it’s not only possible, Corefirst has proven it to work.  The following is an example of a strength program Corefirst has designed and it looks something like this:

  • A thoughtfully curated 3-week progressive style program
  • Short 20-minute workouts you can do at home
  • Complete 3 sessions per week when they fit into your schedule
  • Every single exercise challenges the core, but each workout also targets the upper body, lower body and large core muscles for about 7 minutes each.

Lastly, the secret to getting transformative results from your strength program is to make sure you include, what Corefirst calls, “The 3 Steps to Success.”  They are:

1. Find a ‘unicorn’ instructor that has the rare ability to coach to a wide array of levels and abilities so that you’re safe and challenged throughout your program, but you don’t even notice this is going on because you’re so motivated and entertained throughout each session.

2. Select an exceptionally designed program that challenges you as you get stronger, and the exercises are effective, interesting and easy to follow.

3. Demand intelligently designed resistance training tools that emphasize your large core muscles and don’t over-stress your tendons, joints and limbs.  

So, if you resonate with pain, poor balance, decreased muscle / bone density, low metabolism, struggle with life’s demands, want to be better at a sport, or if you just want the biggest return on your workouts, it may be time to give a strength training program that has these 3 components a try!

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