What is Strength Training?

Category: Exercises

Most popular types: Rice bucket strengthening exercises

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Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve flexibility/strength 15 5
General health 11 7
Parkinson's Disease 3 1
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 2 0
Increased strength 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 2
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Strength Training

Side effect Patients
Generalized muscle aches 1
Hemorrhoids 1
Increased energy 1
Increased strength 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Strength Training

Dosage Patients
45 min weekly 2
3 hr weekly 1
2 hr daily 1
240 min weekly 1
3.5hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Strength Training

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
I didn't have enough time 1
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Duration

Currently doing Strength Training

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

Stopped doing Strength Training

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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