Many Americans do weight- or resistance-training programs to improve their health and fitness. The following quiz can help you find out if you know enough about strength training to start a program yourself.
Include at least 1 exercise for each of these:
You can do different exercises that work the same muscle groups on alternate workout days. To improve muscle strength, you should do at least 2 sessions a week that include exercises for all major muscle groups. To boost muscle endurance, you should do at least 3 sessions a week that include exercises such as calisthenics, pushups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and weight training for all major muscle groups.
Francesca Torriani, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology
UC San Diego | School of Medicine