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What is strength training?

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Strength training is a type of exercise that builds muscle strength and endurance. Weight lifting is one example. But you can also do it with resistance bands, ankle or wrist weights, or using your own body weight as you would with a pushup.

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Health2Fit. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens." 

American College of Sports Medicine. 

CNN.com. 

Mayo Clinic. 

FamilyDoctor.org: "Weight Training and Weight Lifting Safety." 

Health Day: "Weight Training Helps Women's Bones," Dec. 4, 2006.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

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