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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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The oldest and oldest approach is to develop aerobic exercise capacity in the first 2-3 months of training, after which the aerobic anaerobic exercise capacity and the anaerobic exercise capacity are developed.
Effects of different doses of caffeine on anaerobic exercise in boys.
Relatively few data are currently available in relation to PC following the anaerobic exercise and to our knowledge no study to date has investigated the effects of repeated bouts of supramaximal exercises.
Specifically, heart rate and blood pressure increased during the exercises that required short-term exertion, fierce competition, and aggressive struggle, and this led to irregularity of cardiac function; anaerobic exercise can lead to high secretion levels of Nesfatin-1, which stimulates metabolism-induced cardiac functional disorders and blood glucose imbalance as a reaction to psychological traumas, such as stress, anxiety, fear, or panic attacks, on the basis of the reduction in blood sugar associated with energy requirements.
It is generally believed that anaerobic exercise provides similar mood-enhancing effects to aerobic exercise only when performed at high-intensity levels.
Thus, lactate production and removal are very important during anaerobic exercise and relevant to the interpretation of blood lactate concentrations (Gondim et al.
The anaerobic exercise creates an oxygen debt that is paid back for more than 24 hours after the exercise is over.
While we all are aware of the importance of aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise also helps to prevent functional decline.
I'm sure after a while my arms and torso will start bulking up, but this type of anaerobic exercise is unlikely to improve my chances of catching a bus, and it will be a case of going at the same pace, only this time running as though I have grapefruits under my armpits.
Students would find evidence through web sites on aerobic and anaerobic exercise and apply this information to the sport of volleyball.
Alcazaren recommends an interval training program that combines aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
Clearly, such an anaerobic exercise had a beneficial effect on the Huddersfield-born forward.