What is Resistance Exercise?

Category: Exercises

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Resistance training has two different, sometimes confused meanings - a more broad meaning that refers to any training that uses a resistance to the force of muscular contraction (strength training), and elastic or hydraulic resistance, which refers to a specific type of strength training.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 8 1
Improve flexibility/strength 6 6
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 2 0
Balance problems 1 1
Bursitis in shoulders 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Resistance Exercise

Side effect Patients
Muscle aches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Resistance Exercise

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 1
0.5 hr m,w,f 1
1 hr three times daily 1
5 min three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Resistance Exercise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped doing Resistance Exercise

Duration

Currently doing Resistance Exercise

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

Stopped doing Resistance Exercise

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

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for regain and retain muscle tone)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: The way that I get this type of exercise has changed so the time that I spend benefits the horses and my body.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for regain and retain muscle tone)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Advice & Tips: The most positive benefit is feeling better, more flexible, and a more positive attitude when things seem to be much more up than down.

  • 0 helpful marks
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