Essay about Weightlifting: Resistance Training

825 Words Sep 20th, 2012 4 Pages
Marvel Malo
September 27,2012
WeightTraining 2:00 class Coach Henderson

The History Of WeightTraining

The History of Weight Training
The origin of Weightlifting can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history when a man's fascination with physical abilities was found among numerous ancient writings. Progressive resistance training dates back at to Ancient Greece, when wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a newborn calf on his back daily until it was fully grown. Another Greek, the physician Galen, described the strength training exercises using the “halteres “ which was an early form of dumbbell in the 2nd century. “Feats” are also depicted in the Ancient Greek sculptures. The weights were generally
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Body areas that benefit from weightlifting are the chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps ,back ,thighs and hips.
There are different types of weight training . Resistance training is a common weight training you would see when you walk into your local gym. As you lift heavy weights, your muscles resist the motion and tear slightly once you push them too hard. The tiny tears in the muscle are repaired by new muscle fiber, which causes the muscle itself to grow and get bigger. Resistance training follows a concept of progressive overload, which allows your muscles to lift a certain amount of weight for eight to 10 repetitions, but after that, it becomes very difficult and your muscles fatigue. At that point, increase the weight for your next workout so that after rest, you can push your muscles to adapt to a heavier weight.Free weight training has more to offer as it requires you to use muscles to stabilize the lifting of the weight. However, machines can be good for beginners who naturally don’t know too much exercises and raise an eyebrow at the mention of ‘good form. Bodybuilding is the best for making your muscles larger but not necessarily stronger. Power lifting is the best type of training for maximal strength. Power lifters focus on lifting an extremely heavy amount of weight for only a few repetitions. Circuit training is when you do a number of exercises in quick succession, usually lifting a light amount of weight for a high

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