weight training

noun

Definition of weight training

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

Examples of weight training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stork specifically pointed to Mazama’s consistent scheme and weight training approach. oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2021 Among other things, female players, coaches and staff criticized the NCAA for not initially providing a full weight training area for the women’s teams in San Antonio, noting the men’s teams did not have the same problem in and around Indianapolis. Ralph D. Russo, Chron, 3 Aug. 2021 Other workouts, such as weight training, can give people more opportunities to rest and recover. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 Avoid smoking, drugs, Bensonhurst, the Gaza Strip, bungee jumping, humorless people, bad music, fashion, weight training and hair care products. CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 According to Gibson, this is the first time in five years the team had an offseason weight training program and held practice during the summer. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, 9 Aug. 2021 Vikander went through intense physical training to prepare for her role as the independent adventurer, including weight training, MMA fighting, climbing, archery and swimming – even finding time to achieve a personal fitness goal. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 21 July 2021 Divers build confidence with those dry-land workouts and weight training. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021 His son also cannot participate in contact sports such as football or strenuous weight training or other forms of exercise such as soccer or long-distance running. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 4 July 2021

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First Known Use of weight training

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Weight training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weight%20training. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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weight training

noun

English Language Learners Definition of weight training

: the activity of lifting weights regularly to strengthen your muscles

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