Resistance training involves the performance of physical exercises that are designed to improve muscular strength and endurance. These types of exercises cause the muscles to contract against an external resistance, such as free weights (e.g. dumbbells), weight machines, resistance bands, or body weight.
It is important to understand the terms repetitions and sets in resistance training.
The exercises performed during your resistance training should focus on functional movement patterns. Functional movements are movements you do in your daily life. The categories of functional movements include:
You can create so many different exercises going off of these functional movement patterns. Your workout never has to be boring or repetitive. Try to get creative with different movements but remember to always listen to your body! Remember to talk to your doctor or health care provider to see if resistance training is right for you.
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