History Main article: History of resistance strength training and a former Arthur Saxon with a weight bar loaded and Russian Hippocrates first explained that it was weight training when he wrote “he who uses it develops, and who not using it is wasting his time. ” The progressive resistance training minimally dating of ancient Greece, when legend has it that wrestler Milo of Croton trained by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day until it grew. Another Greek physician Galen, described strength training using haleteres, an ancient form of dumbbells. Another instrument was the year old Indian club, which was created in ancient Persia. Subsequently, by the nineteenth century these elements became popular in England and America. The barbell itself joined the bar in the late nineteenth century.The first bar had hollow globes that could be filled with sand or lead, but before the twentieth century were replaced by the current records. In the sixties began to implement the exercise machine at the gym. Weight training has increased his popularity in the 1980s, partly due to the bodybuilding film Pumping Iron and the subsequent popularity of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since the nineties the number of women increased weight training, influenced by programs like Body for Life training: currently one in five women (USA) trained with weights.

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