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Power training provides special benefits for muscles and function

Posted April 22, 2013, 8:33 am Julie Silver, M.D., Chief Editor of Books, Harvard Health Publications Strength training is a popular term for exercises that build muscle by harnessing resistance against an opposing force. Strength training is sometimes called resistance training, progressive resistance training, or weight training. The resistance can come from your body, or from free weights, elasticized bands, or specialized machines. No matter what kind of resistance you use, putting more than…

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