Training vs Working Out

Training is a form of working out, but working out isn’t always a form of training. It’s kind of like that old saying of “a square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle isn’t always square.” Training is simply goal-based working out. Now, technically from a health perspective training is not superior to working out. It’s not like by somehow having a goal that you are going to reap more benefits from lifting weights than you would if you were just working out. However, the benefits of training are due to the fact you do have a goal! Goals are great because they hold you accountable. Training with a goal allows you to measure your progress, see your progress and reflect on what has or has not been working. So the double win about training is that you not only potentially hold yourself more accountable and therefore training more and get more out of it, but you learn from your experiences making the training process more effective.

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