What is resistance training?

We explain what resistance training is

Resistance training

Also known as weight training by gym goers, the term refers to any form of exercise where you lift or pull against resistance. This could be using dumb-bells, a barbell, bodyweight machines, kettlebells, powerbands or any other external resistance.


Traditional resistance training uses dumb-bells or a barbell to perform an exercise for a specific number of reps to improve muscular strength, size or endurance.