How to Increase Your Strength
Improving strength not only grows your muscles, but increases bone density and joint health, too.
Here are some tips to increase your overall strength.
Your body will respond to demands placed on it. Lift weights or do strength exercises at least 2 days/week.
Start with 8-12 reps for 3-4 sets. Increase your weight, reps, or sets when your current plan becomes too easy.
GET ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein is the building block of muscle. Without enough protein, your strength will not increase adequately.
Aim for 0.7-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Meats, dairy, seeds, nuts, and protein powders are good sources.
Muscles need time to recover between workouts. Use split-routines to avoid overtraining and take rest days.
Overtraining can actually hurt your results. Take those rest days and stretch to prevent injusry.
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