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Practical Exercise Regimes: Strength Training

Strength training is an exercise and workout regime wherein you train to increase your strength by providing resistance against muscle contraction. By your strength, we mean strength of your ligament, bone and other muscles including their size and endurance capabilities.

Many methods are known for the same, some of which based on gravity while others based on forces of hydraulics.

As they say, too much of anything is harmful. Same is the case with strength training. If done properly, it can provide significant improvements in your overall health and strength and important practical benefits. These benefits could include higher strength and toughness of various body parts, better functioning joints, and increased metabolism among many little improvements. In the same breath, though, it must be said, that wrong practice of the same regime, can render your body not only tired and unhealthy, but also, you may not see any improvements whatsoever, even after months of training.  One of the main features is training till exhaustion. One exercise done till you feel exhausted is better than doing two exercises partially. It is worth noting that body sugar levels start are down after just half hour of exercising.

In the earlier days, it was perceived that only body builders and gym fanatics needed strength training to build strong muscles and get a bulky muscular physique. Nowadays, it is common knowledge that any sportsperson could benefit from adopting the stringent strength training practices. They make you get more focused in daily chores or life. You learn to keep persisting until you reach your goal, making you strong both mentally and physically.

Strength training may be of three types: weight, resistance and isometric training. In weight training, gravity or hydraulic forces form the basis for exercises to provide resistance to muscle contraction and each method under this tests the muscles according to their location and the strength expected of them. In resistance training, the effort is applied against overcoming some opposing force which again provides the necessary resistance. These exercises are known as isotonic if the body part is moving in against the force, otherwise they are known as isometric. Therefore, isometric training involves no net movement where the output of the muscle power is matched by the opposing forces.

Whatever be the field of sports the player hails from, be it football, weightlifting, football or any other, strength training is a must because a player might have all the skills, finesse and qualities to become a successful basketball player, but if he cannot even last half an hour running back and forth in the courtScience Articles, then everything is worthless.

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