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Latest perspectives of resistance training (RT) on muscle and fat in the physical medicine

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For rehabilitation and sports medicine, resistance training (RT) has been known to increase muscle strength. Several latest reports showed the changes in muscle and fat tissues by RT and endurance training (ET). Systematic review and meta-analysis from 58 papers included about 3000 subjects, 45-60min session, 2.7 times a week and 5 months. As a result, RT group showed 1.46% reduction in body fat, which is equivalent to 0.55kg of fat mass. When one emphasizes the weight result by the scale, clinical effect of RT cannot be evaluated correctly, because RT brings increased muscle mass and decreased fat mass.


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