STRENGTH TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

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Abstract

Learning Objectives

 • To recognize that more than 65% of American adults are overweight or obese and more than 95% of American adults perform too little physical activity.

Learning Objectives

 • To understand that resistance exercise is a highly effective means for rebuilding muscle, recharging resting metabolism, and reducing fat in overweight and obese individuals.

Learning Objectives

 • To realize that people with high body weight and low physical fitness are more likely to engage in low-volume and short-duration strength training programs.

Learning Objectives

 • To design research-based resistance training protocols that are physiologically and psychologically appropriate for beginning exercisers.

Learning Objectives

 • To evaluate similarities and differences in sex responses to resistance exercise.

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