Beginning of the 4th century. Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily. Some women in bikinis are playing ball, others are training with sport tools. One in particular is using small weights. She doesn’t know why, but she has heard that weights are very good, especially for women.

The ancient Romans knew the benefits of physical exercise, and the splendid mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale narrate all this with an impressive modernity.

Science today confirms that the right weight training helps to counteract the silent disease, osteoporosis, because the muscle stimulated by the weights in turn stimulates the bone. Weights create a virtuous circle in which they generate new muscle-mass which contributes to the increase of bone density. Strong bones decrease the risk of fractures in the event of a fall.

Do you ever use weights to train?

How heavy is it for you to use weights?

 

 

Frigidarium of the thermal baths of the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina