Weightlifting: Resistance Training

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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…show more content…
In most weight lifting exercises, the chest is the target area of development. The bench press is the most recommended type of weight lifting exercise for this region of the body. By using the chest muscles to push the weight up and then stretching the muscle group as the weight is lowered, the chest is developed and results are noticeable soon . The bench press is also one of the weight lifting exercises that targets more than one area of the body. The shoulders, upper arms and neck also benefit from the bench press. Weightlifting equipment comes in all shapes and sizes and is able to suit the novice to the experienced body building competitors. Some weight equipment, such as barbells, racks and cable machines can be purchased for home use, though it's often more convenient just to purchase a gym membership in order to benefit from a wide range of equipment types, styles and purposes. Free weights are generally defined as those that are not connected to cables, pulleys or stands bolted into the floor. Free weights include barbells, dumbbells and weight discs that come in weights that range from 2 pounds to 75 pounds, sometimes more. Still to this day weightlifting remains a essential part in peoples
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