What is Weight Lifting?

Category: Exercises


Generic name: Weight training

Weightlifting is a sport in which participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The compound word "weightlifting" is often used to refer to weight training which generally involves using various sizes of free weights for muscle strengthening.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 7 1
Improve flexibility/strength 5 1
Anxious mood 1 1
Depressed mood 1 1
Insomnia 1 1
Multiple Sclerosis 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Weight Lifting

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently doing Weight Lifting

Dosage Patients
45minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Weight Lifting

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Reason Patients
Other 2
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Currently doing Weight Lifting

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped doing Weight Lifting

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
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