Weight lifting: For an activity as strenuous as weightlifting, protein should be screaming through your muscles.
Endorphins are released during sex, just as they are during a strenuous workout.
The first President Roosevelt, the old rough rider, advocated the strenuous life.
But a glitch has the video stuck in permaload mode and my patience is running thin after that strenuous hour of “math”.
strenuous scenes can take a toll on the body over time, thus limiting a career to a certain number of years.
There are, or were, other compensations in a life of trade, which might fire the ambition of a strenuous youth.
They were strenuous about theology, but they let other things alone.
After strenuous labor and many pulls and tugs 234 on the part of the oxen, the car was backed to the road again.
The day had been strenuous, and the two men were soon sound asleep.
He stood up manfully for the cause in which he was embarked, and was most strenuous in his demands for money.
"characterized by great effort," 1590s, from Latin strenuus "active, vigorous, keen." Probably cognate with Greek strenes, strenos "keen, strong," strenos "arrogance, eager desire," Old English stierne "hard, severe, keen" (see stern (adj.)). Mocked by Ben Jonson as a pedantic neologism in "Poetaster" (1601). Sense of "requiring much energy" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Strenuously; strenuousness.