What is Strength Training?

Category: Exercises

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See also: Resistance Exercise

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 Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve flexibility/strength 14 2
General health 8 3
Parkinson's Disease 3 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 0
Pain 1 1
Thoracic Disc Annular Tear 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Strength Training"

Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Strength Training

Pain 1
Generalized muscle aches 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Weakness in hands 1
Increased strength 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Strength Training)
Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 2
2 hr weekly 2
3 hr weekly 9
1 hr daily 2
3.5 hr m,w,f 1
2 hr daily 1
20 min weekly 1
30 min weekly 3
30 min daily 2
40 min daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Doing Strength Training (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
Not indicated 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped doing Strength Training

Duration

Currently Doing Strength 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 9
Stopped Doing Strength Training
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
2 40%
Usually
2 40%
Sometimes
1 20%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
3 60%
A little
2 40%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 25%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
3 75%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Strength Training.