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Exercisers, Muscle Strength, Free Weight

Definition : Muscle strength exercisers designed to provide resistance to muscular contraction using unconstrained weighted plates; the resistance is provided by the force of gravity acting on the free weights. Free weights are not attached to any other devices and do not restrict the user's movements; they usually include barbells and dumbbells. Barbells are usually a long bar with removable weighted disks attached to each end; dumbbells are short, handheld bars with balls or disks attached at each end. Free weight exercisers are intended to improve muscle strength in the upper limbs, trunk, and lower limbs; increase muscle size, muscle endurance, and power; and imporve bone density. Free weights can be added to lever-pulley-cable type exercise machines to increase resistance.

Entry Terms : "Free Weights" , "Free Weight Exercisers" , "Kettlebells" , "Exercisers, Shoulder" , "Exercisers, Leg/Ankle" , "Exercisers, Wrist" , "Exercisers, Back" , "Exercisers, Chest" , "Exercisers, Arm" , "Arm Exercisers"

UMDC code : 24703


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