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Resistance training, also known as weight training or strength training, is for everyone. It is an important tool for achieving a complete healthy life. Resistance training is not just for people who are athletes, want to build or tone muscle, or are using resistance training to achieve a better looking body.

Weight lifting with barbells is one type of resistance training.You may also hear the terms weight training (or weight lifting) and strength training used to describe working the muscles with resistance.

Resistance training is the term used to describe using weights, machines, and even your own body weight to effectively work your muscles. It is the umbrella term used to accurately describe all forms of resistance training, whether working with weights or not. Although strength training accurately describes what resistance training does, many people do not use the term because they think it only applies to those trying to become bigger and stronger when, in fact, all resistance training which is correctly done indeed increases strength, but does not necessary visibly increase size.

Resistance training does improve the look and tone of the body but it is now known to be more than just a specialized exercise activity.

Medical research has shown that resistance training does the following:

These are just a few of the many benefits of resistance training as well documented by medical professionals. A well-planned resistance training program should be a part of everyone's health and fitness lifestyle regardless of age, gender, or goals.

Push-ups, performed by Mick, age 28, are a good resistance training exercise.Resistance training can be done anywhere and without specialized equipment. You do not have to join a health club or spend a lot of money. You can do resistance training using barbells, dumbbells, specialty machines such as Nautilus and Cybex, resistance bands, and even by using your own body as resistance. Common household products can be used when resistance training.

The most important aspect of resistance training is correct performance of the exercise. Too many people become concerned with how fast an exercise is performed or how heavy a weight is being used. This means that the exercise is done incorrectly. This can cause injury and most often results in endless resistance training without benefit or results.

Fantasy Fit, Inc. wants everyone to learn how to use resistance training to improve our looks and our health. The exercises must be done correctly in order to accomplish this goal. Check out our FAQ and Fitness Video section to learn more about resistance training. To view all of our resistance training videos and access the entire FAQ database with its keyword search feature, become a Fantasy Fit Website Client. To learn more about these features, and the benefits of personalized online fitness training with Fantasy Fit, click on Our Services on the left of the page.

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