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resistance training

noun

  1. physical training that utilizes isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic exercise to strengthen or develop the muscles.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of resistance training1

First recorded in 1980–85

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Example Sentences

This set of weights is ideal for increasing your resistance training.

Resistance bands are a great way to incorporate resistance training, no matter your level.

Researchers at the University of Alabama found that resistance training is safe and effective for older adults, with rates of injuries extremely low and similar across all ages and intensities.

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Scientists say resistance training is one of the best ways to help slow that decline.

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Both resistance training and protein ingestion stimulate a surge of muscle-building, but older adults display “anabolic resistance,” meaning they get less of a surge for a given stimulus.

Resistance training using weights is good for balance stabilization and the core, Steinbrick adds.

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