It can lead to better metabolism, body image, and self-esteem, for starters. What a disaster.
Because who wants to speed up their metabolism, anyway?
The afterburn effect (or, if you're a scientist, "prolonged elevations of postexercise metabolic rate") means increased metabolism after certain kinds of exercise, like resistance workouts. So, obviously, stay away, because WHAT A DRAG.
And less belly fat? NOT INTERESTED.
Extra fat in the ol' belly area means bad things for cardiovascular health. Aaaand some of us are belly-concerned for aesthetic reasons. Either way weight training means a healthier waist circumference. But, again, no one's really worried about all that.
Plus, feeling confident is totally overrated.
Everyone prefers to struggle through their bummer feelings about themselves, right?
Also, back pain actually feels great and is not a life ruiner.
For improved pain and quality of life, back pain sufferers should consider weightlifting. If, for some reason, they want relief from their chronic pain, that is.