progressive-resistance exercise

[pruh-gres-iv-ri-zis-tuh ns]
noun
  1. exercise or a program of exercises that builds physical strength, especially in a weak or injured bodily part, through the lifting of progressively heavier weight according to a formula based on the subject's maximum strength at the starting point.
  2. any specific exercise of this type.
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