Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, almost 36% of U.S. citizens over the age of 20 are obese. To address this issue, healthcare professionals have proposed interventions that target physical activity, even going so far as to consider physical activity a vital sign to be addressed by health care providers. Although most exercise recommendations target aerobic conditioning, recent studies suggest that weightlifting programs offer many health benefits as well.

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