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What is Weight Training?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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What is Weight Training?

It is a type of strength training that uses weight for resistance. It provides a stress to the muscles that cause them to adapt and get stronger. It can be performed with free weights or by using weight machines.

It's enough to be in the weight room for around 90 minutes. A person can see improvement in their strength with just two or three 20 or 30-minute weight training session a week.

Weight training has important health benefits when done properly but it can also lead to injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures if not done correctly.

There are some basic weight training principles:

Learn proper technique: Work with the trainer or another fitness specialist to learn correct form and technique.

Warm up: Try brisk walking or another aerobic exercise for 5 to 10 minutes before lifting weights

Do a single set of repetitions: Research shows that single set of 12 repetitions with the proper weight can build muscle efficiency in most people and can be as effective as three sets of the same exercise.

Use the proper weight: The proper weight to lift is heavy enough to tire your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions.

Take time to rest: To give muscles time to recover, rest one full day between exercising each specific muscle group.

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