For many, the aim of muscle building is to look good, however by building up your strength and enhancing your muscle’s definition you’re also going to improve your health.
If you’re trying to lean up bulking up may seem contradictory, however increased muscle mass can actually lead to improved rates of fat loss. To keep these bigger, stronger muscles functioning properly your body will need to use up more energy therefore requiring a higher number of calories – approximately 50 calories extra per additional pound of muscle. This improved metabolic rates means your body will be much more efficient at burning fat so you can achieve that leaner, toned physique.
Ageing causes the body to naturally lose muscle, with an estimated 10% being lost by 50 and potentially rising to 15% by 60. Regular strength training can help to slow this process and enable your body to cope better with age. It also helps to preserve balance and prevent joint injury later in life which can lead to a much more independent lifestyle.
At Covent Garden Health Spa we recognise the importance of maintaining muscle health for a healthy and active lifestyle, so we offer a range of facilities and services which can help you take care of your muscles during rest and recovery periods. Our sauna and steam room are ideal for a post-workout session as the heat will help to loosen up tense muscle and soothe any soreness. The increased heat also speeds up blood flow meaning that oxygen and nutrients can be delivered around the body much more efficiently for quicker recovery. We also offer our male visitors access to professional masseuse services. The advantages of a massage can’t be stressed enough – they are fantastic for working through tough areas of tension, helping to soothe sports related injuries and they are really relaxing.
If you’d like to visit us, you can find our gay sauna situated in central London just a few minutes away from Covent Garden and Soho’s gay village.