strength training


: activities that make muscles stronger
going to the gym for strength training

Examples of strength training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Magi team captain improved his strength training, preparation for rounds and driving accuracy off the tee. Dan Albano, Orange County Register, 11 June 2024 Your heart and muscles will also grow stronger, which is why strength training is also beneficial. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 10 June 2024 Those participants also did 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day (mostly walking) and strength training at least three times a week. Alice Park, TIME, 7 June 2024 Resistance bands: Versatile and portable, these bands add variety to workouts, providing resistance for strength training and assistance with stretching exercises. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 And studies have found that strength training is associated with reductions in anxiety and depression. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2024 Research suggests getting 20-25 grams of whey protein after a strength training session can help muscles recover after exercise, and because of this, Gnarly specifically recommends taking this powder after workouts. Caroline Thomason, Health, 4 June 2024 However, walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training showed the most benefits, with running and interval training the most effective. Sherri Gordon, Health, 15 May 2024 Modern exercise science shows that strength training offers a host of benefits, like stronger bones, decreased inflammation, lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, plus better sleep, mental health, and cognitive function. Jennifer Heimlich, TIME, 13 May 2024

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“Strength training.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

strength training

: a system of physical conditioning in which muscles are exercised by being worked against an opposing force (as by lifting weights) to increase strength
While everyone loses some muscle mass with age, a condition known as sarcopenia, it's possible to slow or even reverse that loss with regular strength training.Food & Fitness Advisor
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