Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Resistance Training and Exercise Prescription
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type of exercise that requires the bodys musculature to move (or attempt to move) against an oppoing force, usually equipment
Concentric Muscle Action
When weight is being lifted, major muscles involved are shortening
Eccentric Muscle Action
When weight is being lowered in controlled manner, major muscles involved are developing force and lengthening
Isometric Muscle Action
When muscle is activated and develops force but no visible movement at the joint occurs.
One complete motion of an exercise.
Consists of two phases:
Concentric muscle action- lifting
Eccentric muscle action- lowering of resistance
Group of repetitions performed continuously without stopping or resting
Typically range from 1-15
Maximal number of repetitions per set that can be performed in succession with proper lifting technique using a given resistance
Heaviest resistance that can be used for one complete repetition of an exercise
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