Why we need to get lifted: Nine out 10 Australians do not do enough weight training

Why we need to get lifted: Nine out 10 Australians do not do enough weight training

We’re a sporting country.

About 60 per cent of Australian adults say they are into exercise and there are more than 3300 gyms in the country – about 1100 more than there were five years ago.

But, we’re still struggling.

A new study of nearly 200,000 Australians reveals that nine out of 10 do not meet the guidelines of twice weekly strength training. Strength training can include lifting weights (barbells, dumbbells or kettlebells), using resistance bands or body weight (push-ups, sit-ups, squats).

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/why-we-need-to-get-lifted-nine-out-10-australians-do-not-do-enough-weight-training-20160510-goquyr.html#ixzz48n8LK1Bl
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