Strength training, the magic term for a strong and healthy future, because researchers agree: Strength training is healthy. But which type of strength training suits you? In this article, you will learn how the right muscle training influences your health in various ways and get to know different variations of strength training.
The question can be answered relatively simply based on three criteria:
Here's a direct counter-question: What's your goal? Do you want to build muscle mass or gain more strength? If you want to gain muscle mass and become strong, then CrossFit might not be the best form of strength training for you. If you want to stay fit for everyday life as you age, you certainly wouldn't start with Olympic weightlifting; instead, you'd look for a strength sport that's safe and practical for daily life.
Resistance training has established itself as an everyday training method. Here, the muscles are challenged against resistance. This promotes muscle building, strengthens bones, and improves joint stability. Resistance training is versatile and suitable for people of all fitness levels, as the intensity and resistance are variable. Examples include elastic bands, weights, and even swimming.
When it comes to mass building, we're talking about bodybuilding with heavy weights and training 5-8 times a week – this is a different goal and approach compared to AURUM Training. Find out here what bodybuilders say about AURUM: Staying Fit with Moritz Dette.
Is your goal to stay fit and healthy, reduce weight, and be active for everyday life? Then you have various approaches to strength training to choose from.
HIT is known for its intense and short training sessions. High intensity alternates with short rest periods. This approach can help increase endurance, efficiently burn calories, and boost metabolism. HIT is particularly suitable for people with limited time who still want to achieve maximum results.
Weight training involves working against resistance and can be done either with machines or free weights. Machine training is what you imagine in a classic gym. Here, weights on machines are used to target specific muscles for muscle and strength building. This type of strength training offers control over movements and allows for isolated muscle group training. Compared to free weights (dumbbells), this method is better for beginners, as they can get used to fixed movement patterns. However, incorrect use poses a relatively high risk of injury. When training with dumbbells and other free weights, you need to know exactly what you're doing or require a professional trainer's support. Only then can you prevent injuries.
EMS training uses electric impulses to stimulate muscle contractions. This activates more muscle fibers than traditional training. This leads to more effective muscle engagement in less time. It's a training method that takes about 20-30 minutes per session.
Isokinetic training focuses on maintaining a constant movement speed throughout the entire motion, meaning time is the constant, not weight. This minimizes the risk of injuries and enables controlled training. Isokinetic training can be recommended, especially after injuries or for rehabilitation, as it improves muscle strength and endurance.
With AURUM, only about 20 minutes of training per week are needed to strengthen muscle power and achieve all the other benefits of strength training. But what exactly is AURUM Training? - HIT performed on an isokinetic resistance machine. A combination of different strength training approaches. We have developed a training machine for this purpose, which adapts to your strength and visualizes it. So you always see how strong you are compared to the last four training sessions. This motivates and pushes your body to its limits. Moreover, with minimal risk of injury, as an AURUM coach supports you during each training session, teaching you how to perform the exercises correctly. The short breaks between exercises provide the necessary cardio effect, thus strengthening your cardiovascular system.
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In 1968, the so-called "Cardio Revolution" entered our collective consciousness regarding fitness and health. Regular jogging at moderate intensity was long considered the best way to ensure long-term health. However, more and more people today understand that equipment-based intense strength training not only trains the cardiopulmonary system but also optimizes muscles, the central nervous system, bones, and fat burning.
The arguably decisive drawback of intense endurance sports: the body not only breaks down fat tissue but also muscle tissue. Muscles are important for body stability and release health-promoting substances that contribute to long-term health.
Please don't misunderstand: If you need jogging as a way to balance, you're welcome to jog. However, for maintaining muscle mass, muscle-building training should also be done. Light endurance sports even support the effects of strength training. You can learn more about how this works here: Light Cardio Training + AURUM = the unbeatable Longevity Formula
⇾ All these benefits can be summarized under improved longevity. In other words, being fit and healthy even in old age and enjoying life.
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Now it's up to you to take the first step. Regular strength training is good for your health with a consistent routine. Your body will thank you if you give it the time and attention it deserves. Strength training is no longer just a way to build more muscles, but also to lead a healthier and happier life overall. Are you ready to take your health to the next level? We are, and we look forward to welcoming you soon to one of our AURUM studios.