(PDF) Resistance exercise is medicine: Strength training in health promotion and rehabilitation

(PDF) Resistance exercise is medicine: Strength training in health promotion and rehabilitation

It is these unique benets that demonstrate the necessary role of resistance training in healthpromotion. As such, resistance training shouldbe considered an integral component, along with aerobic and exibility training, in any exerciseprogramme designed to promote health in all populations. However, it is essential for healthprofessionals to understand and differentiate the subtypes of resistance training as these will havedifferent impacts on sports performance, health promotion and rehabilitation. This omission and the inferior status awardedto resistance training in such guidelines is alsousually interpreted as a lack of importance ofresistance training, especially when designingexercise programmes for health promotion andrehabilitation. Phillips andWinett (2010) argue that it is this type of over-simplication of resistance training programmedesign that has depreciated resistance trainingas inferior to aerobic training and led to cardio-centric research in health promotion.

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