Strength Training is the most important aspect of any workout routine. Once thought to mainly be for bodybuilders, athletes, or those looking to have appeasing physiques, it is now an essential for optimum health. Strength training will help you lose weight, benefit your heart, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your balance and coordination, give you more energy, make you feel better, look better, and live longer. Depending on the intensity and pace of your workout, it can actually burn more calories than a cardio workout. It is an essential for people of all ages, and especially those with health issues.