Strength Training: Keeping Your Lean Muscle Mass
Strength training is important to help you maintain your lean muscle mass.
By maintaining your muscle mass you are also maintaining your body’s calorie burning engine. It also helps keep your bones strong. Strength training is also great for toning and for building muscle so that you can be more active and enjoy life more.
When it comes to strength training, it i’s important to start slow.
Lunges, squats, and lifting weights are all great exercises for strength training. Sit-ups, crunches or other core exercises can also be an excellent toning exercise after bariatric surgery and can produce greater core strength to prevent future injuries.
Flexibility: Preventing Injuries
Flexibility training is important to help you avoid injuring yourself. If you feel sore or tight after your workout, flexibility training can help. It can also help you avoid straining yourself when you’re running or lifting weights.
What’s a great flexibility workout? Stretching.
When you are stretching, it’s important to be careful. Take each stretch slowly and hold it for ten seconds–don’t bounce up and down. Go far enough that you feel a burn, but pull back if you feel sharp pain.