Why choose weight lifting & the science behind it

How do we get stronger?

Here at Transformation HQ we base all our results around heavy resistance based training that is designed to make you stronger. A stronger body means a more intense training session, which in turn with solid and consistent nutritional choices will yield amazing transformations.

There are many ways to get stronger in our Transformation Sessions;

  1. Adding more weight
  2. Increasing repetitions
  3. Slowing down the eccentric part of the lift
  4. Isometric Holds
  5. Partial repetitions
  6. Rest/Pause sets
  7. Explosive repetitions

Any many more individualised tweaks to keep you getting stronger and achieving great results.


Why Choose Weight Lifting 2Now for the scientific bit – Muscle Fibre Hypertrophy

A muscle gets stronger through resisting against a force (a weight). So how does your body get stronger? Resistance training will increase the muscle size (hypertrophy), don’t worry ladies – you will only be able to build a few extra lbs of muscle. Muscle growth depends on the muscle fibre type activated and the pattern of recruitment. Muscle growth is due to one or more of the following adaptations:

  • Increased contractile proteins (actin & myosin)
  • Increased number of and size of myofibrils per muscle fibre
  • Increased amounts of connective, tendon & ligament tissues
  • Increased enzymes and stored nutrients

This might not mean a great deal however the important part of our training is to resist against a force, this creates tension in the muscles to lift and lower the weight. This force and resisting will be burning and using energy (calories) from fat and glycogen(stored carbs). The other magical point about lifting weights is that not only are you burning body fat in sessions, the damaged and stress to your muscles, CV system and nervous system will create an after burn affect which can last up 72 hours after your session is finished. So while your sat on your sofa after your session, your metabolic rate has risen to help you recover from your tough session in anticipation for your next session.


Why choose weight liftingAdvantages of  living a life incorporating weight training & eating a diet rich in protein are…

Additional benefits of weight training to get strong;

Increased muscle tone

  • Can help with the reversal of the natural decline in your metabolism (after 30 yrs)
  • Increased energy
  • Positive effect on almost all 650 muscles in the body
  • Increased bone strength, reducing risk of osteoporosis
  • Improved muscular endurance
  • Reduces risk of low back injuries
  • Decreases resting blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of adult onset diabetes
  • Reduces risk of colon cancer by decreasing your gastrointestinal transit time
  • Increases good cholesterol
  • Improves posture
  • Improves functioning of the immune system
  • Lowers resting hear rate
  • Improve balance and co-ordination
  • Elevates your mood


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