weight training


Definition of weight training 

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

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Rather, the experience is more akin to a dance party mixed with an affirmational yoga session, a brief weight training arm workout, and a sweaty bike ride, all wrapped up into 45 minutes. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Which Philly-area spin studio classes are worth the hype and heavy price tag?," 29 May 2018 The combo of smarter eating with Weight Watchers, Pilates, walking and weight training took me from a size 22 to a size 8. Abigail L. Cuffey, Woman's Day, "Real Weight-Loss Stories: I Kept the Pounds Off," 4 Oct. 2010 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

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First Known Use of weight training

1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of weight training

: the activity of lifting weights regularly to strengthen your muscles

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