Top Five Reasons To Try Weight Training Over the last few weeks we have been looking at a range of activities and the benefits of them for anyone who is considering a new fitness pursuit. In this article we are going to explore the benefits of weight training. As with activities such as climbing it is crucial to consult a professional if you decide to take up weight lifting. Technique is important, not only to getting the most from your work out but also to remain safe from injury. Luckily most gyms will offer the opportunity to create a gym plan with the help of a qualified instructor who can help you to customise an individual work out according to your needs. Following instruction you may then go on to weight train on your own or with friends and you can even train at home and without the need for equipment! Here are our top five reasons to give weight training a try. Suitability. Weight training is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. Your gym instructor will help you to achieve what it is that you are aiming for by determining which type of exercise, how much weight and how many repetitions will work best for you. Accessibility. Following some initial instruction you will be able to train wherever is most convenient to you. If you wish to invest in your own weights then you may use these as an alternative to the gym, if not then it is possible to train without weights, simply using your own body weight as a form of resistance. Weight loss. Many people are put off the idea of weight training as they are afraid that it may create too much ‘bulk’ on the body but using weights can really help with weight loss as well as fitness, particularly when practiced alongside other activities. Results. Weight training will give you fast results and it is very satisfying when you find that you can raise your weight or repetitions within just a few sessions. Fun. As with any exercise weight training will release all those feel good endorphins that make you feel great. It is also a fab activity to do with a friend. If you decide to try weight training always ask a professional to show you how to use equipment the properly before attempting to train on your own, incorrect use of gym equipment and weights can result in injury. Always consult your doctor before starting a new activity.