Strength Training


Strength training is an important part of an overall fitness program but unfortunately it gets little to no attention compared to Cardiovascular training.  The idea and the thought of Strength training by most people is that it is a type of training for males and performance athletes with big muscles.

Strength training is important for everyone and is often acknowledged as a beneficial thing to do for optimal health, but not essential enough to regularly incorporate into their exercise routine.  With a regular strength training program, you can reduce your body fat, increase your lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently, it also helps to increase bone density, boosts stamina, and much more.

Strength training, by definition, is a concerted effort to use resistance or weights to work a muscle group.  Many people falsely believe that being active, such as standing and moving during a shift at work, or doing house work, or even a walk in the park, is enough effort to keep muscles healthy and strong.  It takes a focused effort to work the muscles of our bodies by either using weights or your own body weight to obtain the benefits of strength training.

Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age.  If you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose you will increase the percentage of fat in your body.  Strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass — at any age.

Weight training can be mind breaking and Cardio can be boring.  At CUF we integrate both, Cardiovascular training and Strength training with Weights and/or the clients Body Weight into what we call Strength &Conditioning.  A good example would be  “plate loaded Sled drills”  with which we work stressing the muscles and at the same time we work the Cardiovascular system.