How can I add strength training to my exercise routine?

Examples of ways to add strength training to your exercise routine are:
  • Resistance bands and tubes. These are highly portable, safe, and inexpensive. They're especially good for lighter resistance training.
  • Weight training machines. These come in a wide variety and are available at gyms and recreation centers.
  • Weights. You can work many different muscle groups with a simple pair of hand weights or ankle weights.
  • Body weight movements. You can do exercises like push-ups, knee-bends, and sit-ups almost anywhere, without expensive equipment.
  • Strength training programs and classes. Many fitness centers, recreation centers, and health clubs offer programs and classes that include strength training.

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