Resistance training for health and performance.

  title={Resistance training for health and performance.},
  author={William J. Kraemer and Nicholas A Ratamess and Duncan N. French},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  volume={1 3},
Resistance training is recommended by national health organizations for incorporation into a comprehensive fitness program that includes aerobic and flexibility exercise. Its potential benefits on health and performance are numerous; it has been shown to reduce body fat, increase basal metabolic rate, decrease blood pressure and the cardiovascular demands to exercise, improve blood lipid profiles, glucose tolerance, and insulin sensitivity, increase muscle and connective tissue cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING


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