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resistance exercise

Exercise in which a muscle contraction is opposed by force to increase strength or endurance. If the resistance is applied by using weights, it is mechanical resistance; if applied by a clinician, it is manual resistance.
Synonym: resistive exercise
See also: exercise
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But those who performed resistance exercises for two or more days in a week were able to reduce their risk by 17%.
However, increases in bone mineral density can often be seen after several months of regular resistance exercise.
The researchers found no significant differences between the two groups and concluded that "supervised, regular moderate to vigorous resistance exercise performed twice per week does not adversely impact childbirth outcome, pain, or blood pressure.
Most medical professionals recommend aerobic exercise, yet fail to understand the value and benefits of resistance exercise, especially in aging populations.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of upper and lower body resistance exercise on PEH between NT and PHT men.
Regular resistance exercise is correlated with several positive adaptations such as increases in protein levels, enlarged cross-sectional areas of muscles, and elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) (16).
Conclusions: Therefore, we can conclude from this study that resistance exercise may improve body composition possibly through increased thermogenesis in white adipose tissue through the secretion of irisin.
To carry out the treatment with resistance exercise, a vertical wooden ladder was used, which has 67 steps of iron, height of 1.
The study, published April 3 in the journal Amino Acids, included 89 male Sprague Dawley rats 2 to 3 months of age who performed resistance exercise.
According to Garhammer (1981), free-weight resistance exercise like squat shows more neuromuscular specificity and may be appropriate for transfer to sports activities.
The goal of the present study was to analyze the interaction between blood cells, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress parameters and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after a session of resistance exercise (SRE) in untrained adults.