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Muscle Endurance and Strength: Exercises and Measurement

The association between muscular endurance and strength and quality of life is impressive. A resistance training program should be based on a person's goals, preferences, time constraints, and baseline level of muscular fitness. Those who engage in resistance exercise for health benefits have a wide variety of exercises and training programs to choose from.

Proper Resistance Training Preparation

The following are some guidelines to follow for safe and effective strength training success:

  • When beginning a resistance training program, complete all exercises at a lighter intensity so that the focus is on learning the proper technique of each exercise.
  • Initially, doing 1 set of each exercise for the major muscles of the body is sufficient. This will ensure overall development of the entire body.
  • Progress gradually in ...
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