What is Weight training?

Category: Exercises

Most Popular Types: Free weights, Bowflex

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See also: Swimming and weightlifting

Weight training is used for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It uses the force of gravity to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction using a variety of specialized equipment to target specific muscle groups and types of movement.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
9
None
14

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Weight training

Muscle strain 6
Body Aches 5
Spasms 2
Muscle shaking 2
Fatigue 1
Muscle soreness 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Weight training)
Dosage Patients
4 hr weekly 7
30 min daily 7
3 hr weekly 6
daily 5
weekly 5
2 hr weekly 5
60 min weekly 5
45 min daily 5
60 min daily 5
20 min daily 4
Why Patients Stopped Doing Weight training (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 9
I didn't have enough time 6
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 19 patients who’ve stopped doing Weight training

Duration

Currently Doing Weight training
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 30
Stopped Doing Weight training
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 11
Adherence
Always
8 31%
Usually
13 50%
Sometimes
5 19%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
3 12%
Somewhat
5 19%
A little
11 42%
Not at all
7 27%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
2 13%
$50-99
1 6%
$25-49
2 13%
< $25
11 69%
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4 patient evaluations for Weight training

rugby247
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Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex:
  • Age: 31
Condition: Asthma 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: n
I have:
Asthma

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Apr 9, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Asthma

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Asthma

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 23, 2010 (Started Jan 31, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 40 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches, Fatigue, Muscle strain

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M66y
FM:27y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 18, 2009 (Started May 18, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Weight loss: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Do it! Best thing I ever did was get a trainer and start boxing/gym work and graduate to weight training. Best apparatus for my FMS: kettlebells.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches

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