Strength – Modalities

Let us look at strength from a physical standpoint. Strength is a necessity for navigating the earth plane. The muscles must undergo stress to become stronger.  Here are some types of resistance training. There are different modalities that can be used for attaining and maintaining strength.

Resistance Training

Resistance training adaptations are both chronic and acute. Chronic responses to resistance training are seen in the endocrine, skeletal, muscular neurological, and cardiovascular systems. Acute responses to resistance training occur primarily in the endocrinemuscular, and\ neurological systems.  Anthropometric (body composition) adaptations are considered as chronic adaptations to resistance training

Weight Training

 a system of conditioning involving lifting weights especially for strength and endurance

Body Weight Training

Bodyweight exercises are strength training exercises that do not utilize free weights; the practitioner’s own weight (body mass) provides the resistance for the movement.

Weighted Dips
Extra Resistance, Increased Intensity, Strength Gains

Kettle Bell Training

Requires a cast iron or cast steel ball with a handle attached to the top. It is used to perform many types of exercises, including ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.

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Indian Clubs

Indian Clubs are an upper body exercise modality.  They force posture without  coaching.  Indian Club are self-limiting with regard to slouching and posture.  Self limiting exercise are simply activities that naturally restrict progression without some degree of physical adaptation. 


If you are an office worker, there are exercise regimens available that can be performed at work

There are other modalities that help with strength attainment and maintenance. The ones presented here are just a small sampling. Any modality that facilitates adaptive stress on the muscular system will, in effect, improve strength. Strength maintenance is important for sustaining an active metabolism (i. e.: fat burning activity).

Traditional or untraditional, any system that works for the individual is a good system.

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