weight training


Definition of weight training 

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

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But many physicians have shied away from recommending weight training to women with fragile bones, in part due to safety concerns. Laura Johannes, WSJ, "The Common Advice for Those With Thinning Bones Could Be All Wrong," 22 Apr. 2018 The new contraption allowed several people to work out simultaneously, bringing weight training into the mainstream. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Armadillo Boulders will offer a variety of amenities, including yoga and pilates classes, weight training and exercise equipment, and set aside two hours a day — 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. — exclusively for families for climb. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio joins other Texas cities with its own standalone bouldering gym," 11 July 2018 If your schedule allows, do 30 to 45 minutes of weight training after your cardio. Kimberly Garrison, Philly.com, "How to get into Janet Jackson shape," 11 July 2018 Women in their 50s should focus on weight-bearing exercises, such as walking and weight training, to strengthen the bones and crush calories. Philly.com, "A decade-by-decade guide for staying fit for life," 16 May 2018 The team practiced three hours each day in the morning and another three at night, with sessions including running and weight training. Michael Osipoff, Post-Tribune, "Working vacation: Basketball and heritage on agenda for Purdue guard Sasha Stefanovic's Serbian trip," 21 June 2018 The year away from practicing with a team and access to trainers, recovery massages and weight training led to some early injury issues. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Oregon sprinter Cravon Gillespie is a threat this week in the NCAA Championships," 5 June 2018 Mooi prepped for this intense challenge with lots of weight training and cross-training. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Meet the Woman Who Just Won the World’s Toughest 400-Meter Race," 25 May 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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: the activity of lifting weights regularly to strengthen your muscles

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