I WAS RESEARCHING A TOPIC IN THE MEDICAL LITERATURE for a future post and all the papers referred to "resistance exercise (RE)". To be sure I was using the term correctly I double-checked the definition and found this helpful review of RE. It was a great reminder that "strength" exercise or training is more scientifically called "resistance" exercise or training.
The article explains: "Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. The external resistance can be dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract."
This piece is an easy-to-understand, simplified summary of, and how to accomplish, strength training. The best way to read it, in my opinion, is to open the "print" option and cut and paste the article into a document. There's quite a bit of advertising surrounding the content, which makes it very slow to read. PLUS you can save the document for reading later.
Embedded in the piece (bottom of page 1) is a very very slow slide show demonstrating a progressive 30 minute workout routine that provides RE (beginner to slightly more advanced). It's also a summary of some of the most basic strength training exercises out there. Maybe it's my computer that's slow. More memory is on the way.
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