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Resistance Training

"Resistance Training" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Resistance Training" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Resistance Training" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 90 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2010 and 2011
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