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Lifting weights


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Lifting weights

  2. 2. What is Weight Training? <ul><li>It is a type of training that develops muscular strength. </li></ul><ul><li>It is otherwise known as strength training </li></ul><ul><li>It utilizes weighted bars, dumbbells etc. for the muscles to oppose the force of gravity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Weight Training <ul><li>Records of lifting can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history where man's fascination with physical abilities can be found among numerous ancient writings. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Progressive weight training dates back to Ancient Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>Greek legend has it that the wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day until it was fully grown. </li></ul>History of Weight Training
  5. 5. History of Weight Training <ul><li>Another Greek, the physician Galen, described strength training exercises using the halteres (an early form of dumbbell) in the 2nd century. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of Weight Training <ul><li>Ancient Greek sculptures also depict lifting feats. </li></ul><ul><li>The weights were generally stones, but later gave way to dumbbells. </li></ul>
  7. 7. History of Weight Training <ul><li>The dumbbell was joined by the barbell in the later half of the 19th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Early barbells had hollow globes that could be filled with sand or lead shot, but by the end of the century these were replaced by the plate-loading barbell commonly used today </li></ul>
  8. 8. History of Weight Training <ul><li>The 1960s saw the gradual introduction of exercise machines into the still-rare strength training gyms of the time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. History of Weight Training <ul><li>Weight training became increasingly popular in the 1970s, following the release of the bodybuilding movie  Pumping Iron,  and the subsequent popularity of Arnold Schwarzenegger. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>There have been numerous debates about strength training and children. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a number of studies that says, weight training may be beneficial to children. </li></ul><ul><li>However correct adult supervision and the load of the weight lifted should be critically monitored. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>The saying that if you lift weight during your growth gap years you will not grow taller is a myth. </li></ul><ul><li>Placing just the right amount of stress in your body during this can actually make you taller. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>There is no specified age as to when a child can start weight training. </li></ul><ul><li>It is safe because you can monitor the load and the intensity of the child’s weight training. </li></ul><ul><li>Some sports like gymnastics put even greater stress to the body as compared to weight training. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>Some doctors even use weight training as a rehab for incorrect posture, problems in locomotion and other physical disorders in children. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>Old people are advised to start weight training to strengthen their bones and prevent osteoporosis. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight training becomes a form of physical activity for the elderly. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>Load and intensity should be carefully monitor in old people during weigh training. </li></ul><ul><li>A medical clearance and testing is usually done before they are allowed to engage in weigh training. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>Since the late 1990s increasing numbers of women have taken up weight training. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently nearly one in five U.S. women engages in weight training on a regular basis. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Who can Engage in Weight Training? <ul><li>Women today are also fitness buffs and are very conscious with there physical appearance </li></ul><ul><li>They use weight training to lower their body fat and improve their vital statistics. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Weight lifting should be treated just like another physical activity like soccer, running etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The only difference here is that you can exercise specific muscles your choice. </li></ul>