strength training

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strength +‎ training

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strength training (uncountable)

  1. A form of exercise in which the goal is to increase the strength of muscles through low numbers of repetitions of an exercise performed with high resistance.
    • 1982, Daniel P. Riley, Strength Training by the Experts, page 40
      Research and experience from major projects at Colorado State University and the United States Military Academy at West Point, and ongoing work at Nautilus headquarters in Lake Helen, Florida, support the concept that optimal strength training requires as little as one set of eight to twelve repetitions taken to momentary muscular failure.
    • 2006, Harvey Newton, Explosive Lifting for Sports, enhanced edition, page 4
      Unfortunately, many athletes [] shy away from true strength training programs with high intensities and lower repetitions because they fear "bulking up".
    • 2007, William J. Kraemer & Steven J. Fleck, Optimizing Strength Training, page 42
      Many strength training professionals prefer free-weight exercises.
    • 2009, Strength Training (DK Publishing), page 17
      Although weightlifting is a sport in its own right, the techniques of the clean and jerk and the snatch are used extensively within sport-specific strength training and conditioning, as well as in more general strength training, due to their unparalleled ability to develop an individual's power.

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