What is Weight training?

Category: Exercises

Most popular types: Free weights Weight Lifting 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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 89 19
Improve flexibility/strength 24 6
Improve mobility 4 2
Multiple Sclerosis 4 1
Parkinson's Disease 3 0
Insomnia 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 12
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Weight training

Side effect Patients
Body Aches 4
Muscle strain 4
Asthma 1
Fatigue 1
Muscle shaking 1
Muscle soreness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Weight training

Dosage Patients
3 hr weekly 2
60 min weekly 2
1.5 hr weekly 1
2 hr weekly 1
3 hr m,w,f 1
20 min weekly 1
30 min weekly 1
60 min every other week 1
40 min weekly 1
20 min m,w,f 1

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Why patients stopped taking Weight training

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
I didn't have enough time 6
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently doing Weight training

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 4

Stopped doing Weight training

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 15
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 12
Not specified 11
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5 patient evaluations for Weight training

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16777216
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Sep 1, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
rugby247
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rugby247
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender:
  • Age: 33
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Asthma)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Asthma

Apr 8, 2010 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Asthma)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Asthma

  • 0 helpful marks
StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 23, 2010 (Started Jan 31, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle strain, Body Aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches, Fatigue, Muscle strain

  • 0 helpful marks
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