Weight Training

Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It uses the weight force of gravity (in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks) to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction. Weight training uses a variety of specialized equipment to target specific muscle groups and types of movement.

Weight training differs from bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and strongman, which are sports rather than forms of exercise. Weight training, however, is often part of the athlete's training regimen.

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Stuart Mc Robert - Biography
... McRobert started weight training at age 15, and began writing articles on weight training while attending college in Liverpool, England ... books Brawn (1991) The Insider's Tell-All Handbook On Weight-Training Technique (1996) Beyond Brawn (1998) Further Brawn (2001) Build Muscle, Lose Fat ...
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... on all three sports, with emphasis on weight training in general as a life-enhancing activity ... at one time stressed the health and character building aspects of weight training, though it later shifted its focus to hardcore bodybuilding ... In the early 1950s, Iron Man Magazine was the first weight-training publication to show women working out with weights as part of their overall fitness regimen ...

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