Why strength training is important...


Strength training is an essential component of any training regime. If it isn’t, it should be!

A lot of the time, strength training is pushed to the side due to not wanting to get ‘big and bulky’ but strength training has so many more benefits! Strength training should be a part of every program based your specific strength level overall goals. You don’t have to keep up with other people at the gym, you should be using a weight that you can move safely, focusing on your technique and posture during the class/workout so that it is benefiting you not hindering you or any niggles!

We designed Bar club to give you the ULTIMATE strength workout. This style combines our main COMPOUND movements of Squats, Deadlifts, Barbell Bent Over Back Rows, Shoulder Press, Chest Press, Clean & Press & Deadlifts ( also known as Big Lifts of Primary movers or exercises) for half of the room and the other half is our Accessory exercises .

Accessory exercises also allow you to focus on different muscle groups—or hit certain muscle groups in different ways—than the primary exercises. For example, Bicep Curls, Tricep Extension, Kettlebell Swing, any cable exercises and more. This ultimately reduces your weakness and imbalances and makes you a stronger and more resilient in and out of the gym. When used properly, not only will accessory exercises make you stronger and more adept in a variety of movement patterns, but they'll also help you get better and stronger at your primary exercises.

When pairing the 2 types of strength training techniques this allows you to overall move and function better for increased quality of life.

 The benefits of Barclub/ Strength training are numerous:

  • Reduce the effects of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass due to ageing)

  • Reduce the effects of osteoporosis (loss of bone mass)

  • Increased muscle mass

  • Increased fat burning ability

  • Improved metabolism

  • Improved blood pressure and heart strength

  • Lowers stress and anxiety levels

  • Improved levels of sleep

  • Increased cognitive function

Just to name a few….

Strength training is a valuable tool to be used in the improvement of someone’s health. It is essential that it is included in any program as there is always ways to modify strength training based on a person’s specific needs. Its always beneficial.

If you are interested in coming to a strength class, we run a Barclub on Tuesdays all day and Saturdays all morning. They are both fantastic ways to get some strength in to your regime while in a group setting!