weight training


: a system of conditioning involving lifting weights especially for strength and endurance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My body was shaking after every single [workout] session — an hour and a half of weight training and then straight into three-plus hours of stunts, martial arts, choreography every single day. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Jan. 2023 Bulking up is the process of adding muscle mass through weight training and eating a calorie-rich diet. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 The Amazon-brand leggings can handle all types of workouts, including running, yoga, weight training, and low-impact hiking. Carly Kulzer, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2022 There are a few different ways to increase your VO2 max, including interval training, weight training, and cardiovascular exercise. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2022 The big takeaway from my introduction to serious weight training has been the importance of technique. Jesse Hicks, Men's Health, 29 June 2022 Athletes sculpt their bodies through weight training and diet to compete in contests where they are judged on their muscular development after performing poses onstage. Alice Li, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2022 Those who did aerobic exercise lowered their risk by up to 34%, compared with participants who didn’t do any weight training or aerobic exercise. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 27 Sep. 2022 Barry’s rose to fame as a high intensity interval training (HIIT) fitness craze that combines the treadmill with weight training. Tiffany Ap, Quartz, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weight training was in 1955

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“Weight training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weight%20training. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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