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Weight lifting (resistance exercise) is exercise where muscles contract against an external resistance with the intent of increasing muscle endurance, mass, tone, and/or strength. Types of resistance training include power lifting, Olympic weight lifting, strength training, and weight lifting. Resistance exercise may help lower high blood pressure, improve insulin resistance, and prevent osteoporosis.

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