Health ConsciousRunnersSwimmersCyclistsWeightliftersTriathletesHIIT AthletesYogisVegans
Weightlifters

Current Quote Accuracy

4 Reasons why weightlifters should get a lower rate on life insurance

or call us at (800) 549-1664

We've partnered with America's top life insurance carriers to get weightlifters the lower rate they deserve
Lean More

Weightlifters & All-Cause Mortality

A 2016 study in Preventative Medicine concluded that adults who strength-trained at least twice a week had a 46% reduction in mortality compared to those who did not strength train.

This multi-year study followed the health of 30,000 adult participants, including the respondents through death certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics National Death Index. Unlike aerobic exercise’s well-established effects, strength training has only recently garnered attention for its benefits in regaining muscle mass and strength often depleted with age and disability. While any regular physical activity has consistent and powerful relationships with longer life expectancy, the study aimed to prove that strength training also plays an important role in decreasing premature mortality.

Kraschnewski JL et al., Prev Med (2016)

Weightlifters & All-Cause Mortality

A 2016 study in Preventative Medicine concluded that adults who strength-trained at least twice a week had a 46% reduction in mortality compared to those who did not strength train.

This multi-year study followed the health of 30,000 adult participants, including the respondents through death certificate data from the National Center for Health Statistics National Death Index. Unlike aerobic exercise’s well-established effects, strength training has only recently garnered attention for its benefits in regaining muscle mass and strength often depleted with age and disability. While any regular physical activity has consistent and powerful relationships with longer life expectancy, the study aimed to prove that strength training also plays an important role in decreasing premature mortality.

Kraschnewski JL et al., Prev Med (2016)

Weightlifters & Sleep Quality

According to a seminal 1997 study from Harvard Medical School, adults who participated in 10 weeks of strength training 3 days a week found a 30% improvement in their sleep quality.

Weightlifters & Sleep Quality

Weightlifters & Cholesterol

According to the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine position stand on Exercise and Physical Activity, studies have proven that strength training has powerful benefits on cholesterol levels, such as:

it increases HDL cholesterol by as much as 21%

it decreases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by as much as 23%

it reduces triglycerides by as much as 18%

The ACSM position stand on Exercise and Physical Activity is published once a year with what the ACSM board has deemed the issues and discoveries most critical to exercise and physical activity. Section 1 briefly reviews the structural and functional changes that characterize normal human aging, Section 2 considers the extent to which exercise and physical activity can influence the aging process, and Section 3 summarizes the benefits of both long-term exercise and physical activity and shorter-duration exercise programs on health and functional capacity.

American college of sports medicine et al.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jul;41(7):1510-30. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181a0c95c)

Weightlifters & Cholesterol

According to the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine position stand on Exercise and Physical Activity, studies have proven that strength training has powerful benefits on cholesterol levels, such as:

it increases HDL cholesterol by as much as 21%

it decreases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by as much as 23%

it reduces triglycerides by as much as 18%

The ACSM position stand on Exercise and Physical Activity is published once a year with what the ACSM board has deemed the issues and discoveries most critical to exercise and physical activity. Section 1 briefly reviews the structural and functional changes that characterize normal human aging, Section 2 considers the extent to which exercise and physical activity can influence the aging process, and Section 3 summarizes the benefits of both long-term exercise and physical activity and shorter-duration exercise programs on health and functional capacity.

American college of sports medicine et al.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jul;41(7):1510-30. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181a0c95c)

Weightlifters & Decreased Fat

A 1996 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology focused on how far diet and high intensity strength training could impact the breakdown of bad fatty tissue in middle-aged men. The most significant impact was the resulting 40% decrease in visceral fat.

Weightlifters & Decreased Fat

Enter your information to receive a quote

Health IQ Advantage: We measure waist to hip ratio in addition to BMI for those with muscular builds.

Health IQ Advantage: Have a lot of muscle? We’ll make sure you’re not penalized by your BMI.

Health IQ Advantage: Health conscious weightlifters who verify their knowledge can qualify for special rates.

Verified and secured by Health IQ Insurance Services, Inc., Insurance  Life, Mountain View, CA

Health IQ uses data, science, and statistics to show insurance carriers that health conscious people deserve lower rates on life insurance. By clicking "get quote", I give Health IQ Insurance Services my electronically signed prior express written consent to contact me at my phone number and email address listed above to discuss buying life insurance policies & prices. We will never sell your data.

Because the agents are frequently busy helping health conscious customers, I agree these marketing communications may be sent to me using automated technology and pre-recorded messages. I understand that my consent to receive these communications is not a condition of purchase (i.e. I can buy a policy without agreeing to any such communications). By clicking "get quote", I agree to Health IQ Insurance Services’ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use policies.

General Health History

Health IQ Advantage: Had depression from bereavement? We’ll make sure it is treated differently than ongoing depression.

Heart Health

Health IQ Advantage: We help those with slight hypertension who meditate regularly get better rates.

Health IQ Advantage: We measure Tri/HDL cholesterol ratio in addition to HDL ratio for low carb dieters.

Family History

Health IQ Advantage: Has your family history inspired you to be more health conscious? We minimize the penalty for adverse family health history if you are otherwise healthy.

Driving History

Tobacco History

Health IQ Advantage: Quit smoking? We’ll make sure you get the credit you deserve.

Verified and secured by Health IQ Insurance Services, Inc., Insurance  Life, Mountain View, CA

Health IQ uses data, science, and statistics to show insurance carriers that health conscious people deserve lower rates on life insurance. By clicking "get quote", I give Health IQ Insurance Services my electronically signed prior express written consent to contact me at my phone number and email address listed above to discuss buying life insurance policies & prices. We will never sell your data.

Because the agents are frequently busy helping health conscious customers, I agree these marketing communications may be sent to me using automated technology and pre-recorded messages. I understand that my consent to receive these communications is not a condition of purchase (i.e. I can buy a policy without agreeing to any such communications). By clicking "get quote", I agree to Health IQ Insurance Services’ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use policies.

In addition to our special rate partners, we also work with the following top rated carriers to offer you a competitive selection of products.
WHO WE ARE
Health IQ celebrates Weightlifters.
Health IQ provides special rate insurance products for weightlifters.

We are a licensed life insurance agent* in all 50 states.

View our licenses

We negotiated lower rates on life insurance using science and data.

View our research

By weightlifters for weightlifters. Our team is comprised of health conscious people who overcame their own health challenges with healthy habits, exercise, and nutrition.

Meet our team
* Health IQ Insurance Services - California License No. OK27284., AR License No: 100132134
Coverage and rates are subject to verification and underwriting

Thank You!

Here's What Happens Next:

If you have any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to call us at 1 (800) 549-1664

Qualify For The Lowest Rate

Take our Weightlifting IQ Quiz and score elite to get the lowest rate

Take Quiz

Verify Your Speed & Mileage

Please email us screenshots of recent competition/race results or profile and activity summary from your fitness app. Verification@HealthIQ.com

Locate Your Existing Policy

If you have an existing life insurance policy, please find a copy of your policy.

We Will Call You

One of our agents will call you in the next 24 hours. We can provide you with the most accurate quote over the phone (see our FAQ)

Call Us: 1 (800) 549-1664