Persuasive Speech On Strength Training

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So you’ve finally done it. After months and months of promising yourself you would get fit and healthy, you’ve finally joined a gym. Good for you! Now, the last thing I want to do is dampen the joy you’re probably experiencing right at this moment, but I do feel like I should warn you that things only get harder from here. If you’re going to get the results you’re after, you’re going to have to put in a lot of work at the gym, performing just the right exercises just the right amount of times. If you have no prior health and fitness experience, you can expect to make a couple of mistakes right off the bat. That’s just fine, mistakes are inevitable. That being said, I do want to use my extensive experience in this area to help
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In my time in the health and fitness industry, I have encountered professional fighters, runners, and even bodybuilders who had a minimal grasp of the concept. However, even if you are unfamiliar with strength training as a term, I’m sure you have some idea as to what it entails. As the name suggests, strength training is an exercise regime through which the subject increases the level of power that they are capable of exuding at any one time, basically improving his or her capacity for heavy lifting. There are a number of ways in which this is achieved, but the most common - not to mention the most logical and effective - is the gradual addition of weight to the barbells, dumbbells, and weight machines used by the subject. The starting weight the subject is expected to lift will vary from case to case, as will the frequency with which weight is added. If you go the personal trainer route, you can expect them to decide when your weight is increased, though you should never be afraid to say if you feel you are being asked to lift too much too…show more content…
The regular guy you see in the gym, whose level of fitness doesn’t directly impact his profession, may feel like it is not his place to embark upon a strength training program. However, strength training is just as suited to the person who wants to be able to carry a flowerpot from one end of their garden to the other as it is to the strongman who dreams of breaking the world record for furthest anvil toss. Of course, the strength training program of the former may not be quite as intense as that of the latter, but I think that’s part of the beauty of health and fitness. The gym is full of different people of different levels of fitness, all trying to better themselves at a rate which is comfortable for
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