The Benefits of Yoga for Weightlifters

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A look into why a regular yoga practice complements weightlifting and why weightlifters should cross-train with yoga. We interviewed Elsa Rose Eastabrook and Alicia Ennis, veteran yogis and Hybrid Fitness Coaches, to find out how yoga is beneficial for weightlifters and how yoga has affected their own weight training and the weight training of their clients.

The Benefits of Yoga for Weightlifters Include:
~ Improved Breathing
~ Increased Balance, ROM & Flexibility
~ Cross Training Exercise for a Complete Workout Regime
~ Form of Strength Training
~ Low-Intensity Activity for Active Rest Days
~ Aids in Recovery & Muscle Soreness
~ Increased Body Awareness
~ Mind-Body Connection

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