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Strength training workouts

There are many types of strength training available but the principles remain broadly similar. Strength training is the use of muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of your muscles. Some forms of strength training involve the use of free weights or specialised machines that are designed to target specific muscle groups.

Sometimes strength training is called resistance training, and the terms are indeed interchangeable because they share the same principles. This type of exercise usually works against the force of gravity, in the form of free weights, whilst resistance work uses machinery to oppose muscular contraction through elastic or hydraulic forces.

As with all forms of fitness exercise, it is advisable to learn the correct techniques from a qualified instructor, to ensure you are getting the most from your exercise regime and to make sure you are performing the exercise safely. The world is full of people who have injured themselves because they have been too keen to exercise without making sure they are practicing safely.

One can perform these exercises alone, or in a group setting. If you wish to practice them alone, it's recommended that you get the advice of a qualified instructor who will oversee your training. Within a group setting, there are beginner, intermediate and advanced levels available, so you can find the level that's right for your fitness and strength aims.

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