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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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In anaerobic exercise, muscles must work against some form of resistance, that's why weight training is sometimes referred to as "resistance" training.
This might indicate that the 1,400 m distance is the threshold at which racehorses transfer from anaerobic exercise to aerobic exercise.
In the present investigation, a portable abdominal trainer was used for anaerobic exercise combined with an exercise video for aerobic exercise.
That means that women can better fight somatopause--the weight gain, energy decline, and muscle loss experienced in middle age--by adding anaerobic exercise to their workout routine.
This inability to implement endurance activities may be one of the reasons for Iran national soccer team's failure in some tournaments, and it might be due to improper implementation of specific patterns of aerobic and anaerobic exercise for soccer.
The ergogenic effects of caffeine during resistance exercise or high intensity anaerobic exercise protocol have been seen in doses ranging from of 2- 6 mg x [kg.
Synergy Fitness reports that anaerobic exercise makes the body release significant amounts of exercise-induced human growth hormone (HGH).
The research aimed to evaluate the effect of 8-week aerobic and anaerobic exercise on leptin levels, estrogen, progesterone, glucose, insulin, body weight and fat under the skin in non-athletic middle-aged men with pre-test research design with two experimental groups (1 and 2) and a control group was performed.
Stated simply, aerobic exercise is exercise below a certain intensity threshold, while anaerobic exercise occurs at intensities above that threshold.
The benefit from sodium bicarbonate supplementation would thus be a delayed onset of fatigue during anaerobic exercise (Cairns, 2006; Hollidge-Horvat et al.
It's the anaerobic exercise they perform during practice that does the trick.