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Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip - 12/21/2004


Now that I have been lifting weights and using machines I feel great and after six months of consistent training, Iím enjoying the success. In a nutshell, what will I get out of training, so I can monitor my results? I want to be able to explain to someone exactly why Iím doing this. Help! (Stephanie, Baldwin)

Congratulations for your consistent and disciplined training regimen. Here are the reasons why resistance training is the way to go for mind and body:

  • Increased muscular strength and endurance
  • Improved appearance- more lean muscle tissue. Muscle is a calorie burner
  • Combined with proper nutrition and a balanced workout program which means adding a cardio component, a reduction of body fat
  • Increased joint and connective tissue strength, a decreased chance of injuries to these areas
  • Greater self-esteem and a sense of well being: a more positive outlook on life
  • Improved balance and good posture

Listen to Frank Mikulka’s Weekly Fitness Tips every week on Debbie Mandel’s Turn On Your Inner Light Show every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 7:30 pm on WGBB 1240AM. Also available on