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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Weight training

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
9
None
14

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

Patients
6
Patients
5
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Weight training)
Dosage
4 hr weekly
Patients
7
Dosage
30 min daily
Patients
7
Dosage
3 hr weekly
Patients
6
Dosage
2 hr weekly
Patients
5
Dosage
45 min daily
Patients
5
Dosage
60 min daily
Patients
5
Dosage
daily
Patients
4
Dosage
weekly
Patients
4
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
4
Dosage
20 min daily
Patients
4

Dosages based on patients currently doing Weight training.

Why Patients Stopped Doing Weight training (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
9
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
6
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
4
Reason
Expense
Patients
2
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
2
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
1
See all 21 patients who’ve stopped doing Weight training

Duration

Currently Doing Weight training
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
31
Stopped Doing Weight training
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
13

Adherence


Always
Patients
8
31%
Usually
Patients
13
50%
Sometimes
Patients
5
19%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
3
12%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
5
19%
A little hard to take
Patients
11
42%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
7
27%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
8%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
2
8%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
11
42%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
38%
Last updated:

4 patient evaluations for Weight training

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

See rugby247's full Weight training history

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

See StrkL's full Weight training history

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
ratbagradio
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ratbagradio
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M67y
FM:28y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See ratbagradio's full Weight training history

Feb 18, 2009 (Started May 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weight loss)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Body Aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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