What is Weight training?

Category: Exercises

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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 73 18
Improve flexibility/strength 14 3
Improve mobility 3 2
Multiple Sclerosis 3 1
Parkinson's Disease 3 0
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 1 0

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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 10

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 other m,w,f 1
3 hr m,w,f 1
40 min weekly 1
20 min m,w,f 1
70 min weekly 1
25 min m,w,f 1
120 min weekly 1
135 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Weight training

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
I didn't have enough time 5
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently doing Weight training

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 4

Stopped doing Weight training

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 12
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 10
Not specified 8
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5 patient evaluations for Weight training

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 12, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I can't understate how important this is! The muscles and motor neurons need stimulation and exercise does the trick. I'm doing upper body to strengthen the load my my arms have to take on due to my legs. For my legs this is crucial to maintain leg strength. And it feels great!! Just never to over exertion. I also I'm slowly upping my weight as needed.

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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

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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

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