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Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength and size of skeletal muscles. It utilizes the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks in order to oppose the force generated by muscle through concentric or eccentric contraction.

Weights

Although this is true, weight training has added benefits for your body that you simply can't achieve with doing cardio alone. Generally speaking, our bodies need to burn more calories (energy output) than we eat (energy input) in order to lose weight.

When you're lifting weights in a strength-training program, the following rules always apply:

  1. Always warm up. ...
  2. Good form is always more important than lifting a lot of weight. ...
  3. Increase your weight by the smallest possible increment. ...
  4. Remember to breathe. ...
  5. Use a full range of motion. ...