Yuri Rivera

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INTRODUCTION: Incorporating a person’s own body weight as resistance is commonly used when a person is transitioning from sedentary to starting an exercise routine. In addition, incorporating one’s own body weight as resistance is the most appropriate choice when the person has no experience or is afraid of incorporating weights into their exercise routine. For strength gains, resistance training also known as strength training is defined by using external weight or using the person’s own body weight to increase body strength. Resistance training can be defined as progressively overloading the neuromuscular system using near maximal muscle contractions against high resistance. The safest way for beginners who want to use resistance training is to start by using their own weight as resistance and then progressively add more weight to their exercise routine.


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