Why Strength Training?
At Beyond Strength we believe in maximizing effort and getting members results. So, in a simple answer, we focus on strength training because it is the most effective way to yield good results.
This might be contrary to what you've thought to be true in the past. When people decide to "start getting healthy," the first thing they do is go for a run or some other form of low intensity cardio. This approach will yield results, but our issue is it is not the most effective way to yield results, strength training is.
For those that will argue "I don't want to get big or bulky" you won't. You will find that you will get stronger, you will have more energy, more muscle and less fat, but unless adding size and mass is your goal it won't just happen.
It takes a commitment and a desire to improve your fitness, to make a change, and to see results. Chose strength training 3-4 times per week and watch the results happen.
Strength is the foundation of all athletics. Too often, sub-par results are delivered to athletes because of an imbalance in their workouts with too much emphasis on endurance. Endurance and metabolic conditioning are very important in athletics, but they are relatively easy to acquire at sufficient levels to be a top performer. Whereas with strength, it takes a significant amount of time and effort to achieve high levels of strength to be a top performer. At Beyond Strength, endurance and metabolic conditioning will not be neglected, but we will design the Strength and Conditioning Programs to maximize effort and deliver results that will have a significant impact to performance. This will focus on developing relative and functional strength and preventing injuries.
Out Side of Athletics:
Outside of athletes, people chose to exercise to do one of a number of things:
o Look and feel better
o Get or stay healthy
o The enjoyment of the social network it brings
The first two reasons are heavily influenced by how you chose to exercise, whereas the third is a direct result of the people and personalities around you. When it comes to physical fitness, it is important to note that there are more effective ways than others to accomplish the results desired. At Beyond Strength, we use strength training as a focal point of our fitness programs because strength training will yield better results quicker than an aerobic-cardio based workout. We also take it one step further to design our programs to have a specific goal in mind (ie relative strength, functional strength, functional hypertrophy, hypertrophy, and muscular endurance). Varying these goals ensures one will develop in a well-rounded manor while preventing injuries simultaneously.