resistance training

physical training that utilizes isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic exercise to strengthen or develop the muscles.

1980–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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After a couple of weeks, aerobic and resistance training kicks in.
If you have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease, check with your
  doctor before starting resistance training.
Aerobic and resistance training can reduce fatigue in patients undergoing
  chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer.
But a new study suggests that if the goal is weight loss, resistance training
  using weights should also play an important role.
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