Whether you are an owner of a dad-bod trying to get into better shape (even if you’re not technically a dad – we’re not judging, we live in a real world) or a chiseled dude that’s already ripped, few things complement our testosterone-infused world as a sweat session in the iron paradise. We like to think weightlifting makes us immediately more manly and attractive – what lady doesn’t enjoy a little Mr. Bicep? Or, a lot of Mr. Bicep? However, there are legitimate health benefits of weightlifting, and we love them, indeed. What are some of them?
Promotes healthy bones
The more we work on our strength in our youth, the better we will look (and feel) when we grow old. Weightlifting, when done right, can make a world of a difference in protecting our bones and making them stronger overall. And who doesn’t love a sexy grandpa?
Improves mental health
Just like other forms of exercise, regular lifting can significantly improve your mental health. A regular sweat session will do wonders for your overall mood and decrease the risk of depression.
Helps you live longer
Who knew that the amount of muscle mass could be connected to how long we live? Turns out that the ones with more muscle mass will live longer, according to one of the researches in UCLA in 2014. Maintaining that swag for a long time is key, boys!
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
A man feels like a man, sometimes, when the blood is coursing through your body and your muscles are shaking from an extreme workout. Apart from that, the high we get from being even a little ripped is a great ego boost.