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weight training

a type of resistance-training exercise using barbells, dumbbells, or machines to increase muscle strength. See also strength training.

weight training

A health-promoting exercise which is useful in any age group, especially  the elderly. Weight training increases muscle mass, walking speed, climbing ability and sense of well-being; it is believed to be beneficial in arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression, type-2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and in increasing gastrointestinal transit time.

weight training

A health-promoting exercise effective in any age group, particularly the elderly; WT ↑ muscle mass, walking speed, climbing ability, and sense of well-being; it may be beneficial for arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression, type 2 DM, ↑ GI transit time, obesity, osteoporosis
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weight training

strength ('resistance') training using either free weights or those providing the loads in exercise machines. See also strength training.
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It has been accused of turning ordinary people into muscle-bound freaks and many people feel that weight training is more likely to make them look bigger rather than slimmer.
Weight training, as generally recommended, calls for working out against moderate resistance in order to tone muscles and build muscle endurance.
Our results suggest that long-term weight training could be considered by patients and doctors as an important component in managing Parkinson's disease," Corcos added.
The American Heart Association reported in the February 2000 edition of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association that weight training is a good way to improve heart health (Reuters Health).
A complementary program of weight training, however, can provide such important additional benefits that the AHA urges healthy adults and many low-risk cardiac patients to do a single set of one to ten different resistance exercises two or three days a week.
Of 31 published studies on the subject, 27 showed that children gain strength from weight training or isometrics programs, with relative gains that are similar to those obtained by adults engaged in such programs.
But after the weight training, these ladies were probably at least 10 years, if not more, further away from that day than they were before.
For many black women, good health translates into aerobic classes, weight training and eight glasses of water a day.
It had to be one of the more startling studies the Journal of the American Medical Association had ever published: Nine nursing home residents in their 90s, after eight weeks of weight training involving their legs, nearly doubled their leg strength, added 9% to their muscle mass, and improved tandem (heel-to-toe) gait speed by 48%.
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