Weightlifting is practical

Weightlifting makes life easier in many ways. Here are some benefits that clients have mentioned:

  • Carrying:  dog food, garden mulch, kitty litter, case of wine, groceries
  • Lifting: grandchild, suitcase into overhead bin on plane, heavy boxes
  • Squatting: to get things off bottom shelf, to pull weeds, to talk to child
  • Activities: canoeing, certain yoga poses
  • Balance: tripping but not falling

All those, of course, are in addition to firmer muscles, stronger bones and leaner body. I also have a runner who increased her best time and a swimmer who reports more efficient strokes.

What has weightlifting done for you?