"Resistance training” doesn’t mean resisting going to the gym, but that’s the popular joke. “I’m counting the past 2 hours lying on the couch *not* going to the gym as resistance training” was cited on Twitter on July 10, 2010.
“I do resistance training every day. It’s called refusing to go to the gym” was posted on reddit on July 13, 2016.
Resistance exercise doesn’t mean resistance to exercise! Instead, it’s a type of exercise that has gained popularity over the last decade or so as researchers discover the many benefits it has to offer.
What Is Resistance Training?
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. The external resistance can be dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract.
I’m counting the past 2 hours lying on the couch *not* going to the gym as resistance training.
8:42 PM - 10 Jul 2010
Does not being able to get to the gym for two months count as resistance training?
12:32 AM - 6 Sep 2010
And I count those 2 hrs I sat on the couch refusing to go to the gym as my “resistance” training!
5:03 PM - 2 Oct 2010
I thought resistance training meant refusing going to the gym. Boy was I wrong. Where’s the ibuprofen?
6:47 AM - 10 Nov 2012
Is refusing to go to the gym a kind of resistance training? #workouts
8:15 AM - 30 Jun 2016
I do resistance training every day
submitted July 13, 2016 by ollybes
It’s called refusing to go to the gym
I do resistance training every day It’s called refusing to go to the gym #LOL
2:50 PM - 13 Jul 2016
I do resistance training every day It’s called refusing to go to the gym #ohmygod
3:46 PM - 13 Jul 2016
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