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weight training

physical exercise involving lifting weights to improve muscle performance
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"I talked to them about the physiologic and health benefits of weight training but never said anything about weight management or losing body fat.
By keeping several small meals balanced with carbs, protein and healthy fats throughout the day, you will optimize weight training and running performance.
Weight training equipment is typically developed for people who have full mobility and is later retrofitted for those with disabilities.
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of weight training is it can prevent injuries resulting from weak muscles.
Smith, Hale, and Collins (1998) suggested that individuals engaging in weight training might be particularly susceptible to exercise dependence.
Mary, 71, from Harare, Zimbabwe, uses the gym for weight training twice a week.
Grimes, a professional dancer and choreographer, offers a fitness program that integrates dance--hip-hop, Latin, African and weight training.
The coaching staff uses every chance it can get to instruct athletes to keep their knees between their first and second toes when bending during weight training, jumping, decelerating, and cutting.
Weight training and aerobic exercise are important for improving body composition.
While weight training is known to increase muscle strength, scientists are seeking a better understanding of the process by using new methods to analyze the biological changes weight training elicits.
SUMMARY: JHP is a 36-year-old married woman, a recreational therapist and lifelong regular aerobic exerciser (running, tennis, swimming, weight training) with a history of fibromyalgia symptoms dating from eight years ago, apparently triggered by a minor injury: While rollerblading she hit a parked car and "sprained my right knee." There followed a series of visits to doctors in different specialties, varied vague diagnoses and conservative treatments that failed to stem symptoms--migrating to the neck, to the other knee and to both upper extremities--all with an accompanying and deepening mood depression.
"People believe that weight training is beneficial for heart disease, but this is the first finding to support this belief," said lead author Dr.