Somatics with weights focuses on improving flexibility and strength. This is achieved by releasing slowly out weights-photoof a muscle contraction, rather than continuously coming into a shortening contraction, as with conventional weight training.

Somatics with weights is an intelligent way to workout, using the brain and nervous system as a primary focus. While working with this system, there is minimum repetition, a lighter load and usually only one set. When these principles are applied correctly, the benefits include a feeling of spaciousness throughout the body, improved muscle tone and increased energy. Somatics with weights is useful for all body types and ages.