Strength training can help you get stronger and look and feel better with just a few short sessions each week. You can do strength training with free weights such as barbells and dumbbells, weight machines, or with no equipment at all.
Exercises that use your body for resistance include:
Resistance bands and tubes can be used with:
Men and women of all ages can benefit from strength training, but get a doctor’s OK before beginning, especially if you haven’t exercised in a while.
Two or three 20- or 30-minute strength training sessions every week can result in significant health benefits:
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