Weight Lifting (Resistance Exercise) Center

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. Read more: Weight Lifting (Resistance Exercise) Article

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