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Why building muscle is easier, better, and more important than you thought, and its vital role in injury rehabilitation
Exercise is the closest thing there is to a miracle drug,12 and strength training is one of the best kinds of exercise, practically like magic: more healthy and more efficient than most people realize, and a valuable component of fitness and most injury rehabilitation, but not just for the reasons most patients and professionals think. It is the gym-o-centric, load-bearing exercise that mostly guys like to do — bodybuilding, pumping iron, powerlifting. Nearly everyone else ignores strength training, except during occasional New Year’s resolution phases, or when prescribed and/or supervised by a physical therapist.Please don’t dismiss it! In this article, I will spell out why strength training really matters to ordinary folks, and how to do it.While I hope anyone who’s ever spent time in a gym will find this helpful, it’s especially written for people with chronic pain and stubborn injuries who are wondering: Where does strength training fit in to a recovery plan?