Upper Body Strength Training Made Easy

April 22, 2021

woman using dumbbells

There are so many ways to enhance one's life and physical health. Everything is easily found on the internet or offered as a product or service for  one’s convenience. The thing that matters most right now is choosing which of these fitness advice that you are able to do regularly and work with whatever body goals you have in mind. There are a lot of videos on Youtube, Instagram accounts and blogs focused mainly on teaching people the best way to keep a healthy lifestyle and an aesthetically pleasing fit body. 

But even more important than an attractive appearance, physical fitness also enables a person to gain the capability and ease in daily life. Activities like carrying multiple grocery bags, opening jars, lifting and moving heavy objects are usually glazed upon and delegated to other people. Well, for one it might be a good business and would support the local economy. But what if, there would come a time when no help is available or if the circumstance needed instant reaction by strength? That is where strength training, specifically upper body strength training comes in clutch.

As we grow older or muscle mass shrinks and diminishes, more so without constant usage and physical exercise. The lean muscles that we naturally have will be replaced by stored fat in the body. Strength training will help to prevent this. Strength training, otherwise called resistance training is a repetitive set of exercises so as to enhance endurance and capacity for exertion. Usually, this would involve lifting weights, planking, push ups, battle ropes, kettlebell raises and the like. This type of exercise is also central to training for professional and amateur sports like basketball, football, tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, rowing, soccer and a lot more. 

By history, strength training has come a long way. It dates way back even to ancient Greece. According to legend, a wrestler named Milos of Croton had trained for bodily strength and power by carrying a newborn calf on his back until it had grown large. He did this everyday as mere training. There are other notable points of history where exercises similar to this type of training can be found. A Greek physician named Galen, who also pioneered psychotherapy, described a form of strength training with the use of tools called “halteres” which was the early form of the modern version of “dumbbells”. Something similar could be found in 19th century Persia in the form of “Indian club” which has now been revived as club bells. Planking was incorporated in strength training as an isometric exercise in the 1930s. Exercise machines for this kind of training were eventually introduced in the 1960 and its popularity grew exponentially from the 1980s up to the present. 

During the early history of strength training, there was no clear distinction between it and weightlifting. However, in the writings of Greek father of medicine, Hippocrates, the importance of this kind of training is emphasized. He said that, “That which is used, develops, and that which is not used wastes away”. According to the American Cancer Society, strength training can reverse the decline of muscles in the aging process. Apart from that, because of the increase in blood flow, it also increases bone density thus preventing bone fractures. It also makes controlling your weight easier and preventing high blood pressure. Even a greater flexibility in joints has been linked to strength training. That said, you can lessen the chances of joint pains, rheumatism, cramps and arthritis by regular exercise. Since strength training is linked to flexibility, it is also highly beneficial to the balance of aging people. Accidental falls and similar injuries can thus be prevented. 

With the use of free weights, dumb bells, barbells and other weight machines, it is quite easy to get started with strength training. The key is regularity and not just intensity that could be too taxing which will in turn be unhealthy for the body. Fortunately, Flexispot has an array of available options to make this type of training accessible. They have made it convenient for office employees, those who are working from home, or those who have their own home based business to both save time and keep healthy. Gone are those days that you exclusively need an expensive gym membership that is eating up on your direct deposits without its usage being fully maximized. Even if you don’t have enough time in a day to go to the gym, you can slip in a few minutes of fitness in your everyday schedule at the convenience of your office or home office. 

In a single product, the Adjustable Dumbbell LCLby FlexiSpot you can upgrade your training from easy mode to challenging mode. You can adjust the weight to your preference and physical fitness needs. With just a single swing of the handle, you can change the weight with its Smart Weight Selector feature. That way, when you do your HIIT or high intensity workouts, there is less interruption and you could move from one exercise to another with so much ease. It’s a 5-in-1 adjustable dumbbell system where you can choose between 5 different weights. There are some safety issues around lifting weights but FlexiSpot has found a way around it. The handles are textured and would not easily slip from your hand. It is also designed in a way that other products are ergonomic. Yes, even your weight is ergonomic and will conform to the curvature of your hands. Compared to other gym weights, it has a built- in safety lock. This means that the product itself locks the weights securely a second time to prevent accidents. This dumbbell is also built for longevity. It is made with high quality, durable, rust and corrosion proof cast iron material. You can never go wrong with the FlexiSpotAdjustable Dumbbell LCL. It is designed and built with excellent materials to last a user an entire lifetime. It is space efficient and easily stored neatly wherever you want it. So you can keep healthy easily, on your own terms, always. 

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