20 things your bro doesn’t know about weightlifting

by Pete Williams, CPT

Image from MensFitness.com

Originally posted on MensFitness.com

GUYS APPROACH LIFTING weights for many different reasons. Aesthetics inspire some, while others seek to boost sports performance or simply counteract a sedentary lifestyle. Certainly, all of us want to minimize the potential for injury and long-term deterioration as we get older.

Lifting weight is effective for all of those goals and more. But even savvy gym rats don’t always realize all of the many benefits—and repercussions—of hitting the iron. Read on for 20 things you may not know about strength training.

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