RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR HEALTH

Resistance training could be any type of exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and endurance. The external resistance could be dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract.


Key Physiological Benefits of Resistance Exercise:


- Muscle strength, endurance and power

- Bone, muscle and connective tissue growth and durability

- Communication between brain and muscle

- Growth hormones

- Blood glucose regulation

- Aerobic fitness



Fiataraone Singh et al., 2019 (American College of Sports Medicine)





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