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resistance training

Weight training Sports medicine Exercising muscle(s) against weight. See Exercise.
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re·sis·tance train·ing

(rĕ-zis'tăns trān'ing)
Using weights (e.g., dumbbell, barbell, machine), technique chronically loads a muscle group in an attempt to increase strength over time (some techniques include progressive resistance, isometric, and isokinetic weight training).
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Resistance training can be performed with free weights, weight machines and stretchy resistance bands, or by moving your body against gravity.
The selected participants was up to BMI of 18.5 were considered for this study and divided into two groups namely resistance training group (N=20), and control group (N=20).
The duration of each exercise session varied between 40 and 60 minutes and included the resistance training as well as global stretching exercises and the verification of vital signs.
From a practical point of view, the present research may point out the effect of different resistance training methods on HRV, which is considered a good indicator of cardiovascular fitness fundamental to health (1).
Resistance training exercises generally involve lifting, pushing or pulling weights.
The trained groups underwent 8 wks of resistance training. They were divided into four groups (8 animals per group): intact sedentary (IS), castrated sedentary (CS), intact trained (IT) and castrated trained (CT).
"And be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any resistance training program, to cover issues such as physical limitations, how medications may affect your exercise ability, and alternative exercises if your physical condition does not allow for certain exercises."
In addition, in order to be considered effective in a clinical population, the effect that resistance exercise has on anxiety should also persist during long-term resistance training. In this way, many studies have examined the role of long-term resistance training in anxiety outcomes and many of these studies have been conducted on clinical populations.
"Research shows that resistance training has no negative effect on flexibility, and may even improve it," says Brookbush.
To date, resistance training prevalence for Canadian older adults is largely unknown.
Resistance training usually is not an inherent component of current ballet training for female pediatric dancers.

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