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Increasing Strength

 

Are You Tired of Feeling Weak ?

Strength is a funny thing.  It’s one of those things that we sort of take for granted during most of our life.  At one point in our life most of us have felt fully capable doing everything we need to do. Then little by little things get more difficult until one day we realize things have gotten too hard and we need to do something about it.  No matter how dramatic it is or how long it has been happening, not feeling strong enough is a very frustrating thing.

 

What Is Strength?

Physical strength is an interesting attribute that seems to mean something a little different to each person.  To some, strength is a measure of how easily they can perform physical tasks. These people may measure their strength by how easy it feels to haul groceries or luggage into the house, how effortless it is to pick up the kids or grand kids, or how smoothly they can perform an exercise, tennis serve, or golf swing.

For others strength is more related to how much they can do without hurting themselves. Most people who are active and want to remain that way see strength as an important thing to improve.  But why?

 

 

Strength = Power

Most of us would equate strength with power.  When we feel strong- we feel powerful.  Feeling like we can physically do whatever it is we want to do on a daily basis is a very empowering feeling.  However, when we feel weak we feel dis-empowered.  Those feelings lead us to restricting our life and often leads to having a poorer self image. 

 

Strength = Independence

Most of us would also equate strength with independence.  When we feel physically strong and capable of performing daily tasks and activities we feel self sufficient and less reliant on others.  The weaker we feel, the more dependent we become.

 

Strength = Safety

If you were in a hurricane, would you rather be in a brick house with a solid foundation and reinforced storm windows, or in a camping tent?  Why did you pick the house?  You must have known intuitively that the house was a stronger structure and therefore was safer.  This holds true for our body as well.  When our body is strong, we are more resistant to things breaking down.  The weaker your body is, the more likely you are to getting injured and having tissues break down to the point of pain.

My question to you is- why is becoming stronger important to you?  Is there a task that you want to make easier or a certain activity that you want to get better at?  Do you want to feel more independent or be able to do more without getting injured?

What most people don’t realize is that our strength comes from our muscles.  Muscles have to exert their power in order for us to do every activity and they also have to protect our body from injury.

Muscles that are strong are muscles that support an active, independent and injury free lifestyle.  Muscles that are weak force a less active, more dependent and more physically painful lifestyle.

At Non-Fiction Fitness we use the cutting edge strength improvement method called Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT), which corrects deficiencies in the muscle system that cause weakness.  MAT can actually increase the strength of a muscle by upwards of 276% in a matter of minutes, as has been verified on EMG machines during independent studies. It really is amazing.  We combine MAT with strategic resistance training to give our clients optimal results.

How does MAT Increase strength so quickly and dramatically?  Download a free copy of the book “Improve Muscles-Improve Life” to find out.  You can find the download form on the right hand side of this webpage.

Also be sure to check out what some of our clients are saying about their results by clicking here- http://www.nonfictionfitness.com/what-others-are-saying/