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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Treadmill, Stationary cycling with adjustable seat and resistance, strengthening exercises with manual resistance, Functional training, quadri-ceps build up training, standing activity and walking training activity in combination have significant effects on gross motor function mea-sure, trunk stability, standing time and walking distance in children with athetoid cerebral palsy.
The EMG was captured during 6 sec of every isometric condition separately with a 3-min interval rest between each angle tested with or without manual resistance. A 3-sec window (i.e., between 2 to 5 sec) was used to evaluate muscle activation.
Nonetheless, there are few studies that compare the efficacy of manual resistance training in relation to conventional resistance training, and no existing studies have used recreationally trained subjects for such comparison.
The clinician may apply simultaneous manual resistance in multiple directions, forcing the multiple muscle groups to contract simultaneously to support and stabilize the extremity.
And while communication between the lifter and spotter is a polestar variable in all manual resistance movements, it takes on even more significance when it's applied to the neck region.
However, if you choose to include them, give more repetitions and use the manual resistance exercises for the endurance part of your workout.
* Another option for a strength session is a post-practice, on-the-field manual resistance / flex band workout.
Note: While all of the exercises are demonstrated with machines, manual resistance provides a viable alternative.
Depending on the exercise, a variety of modes can be used, including machines, manual resistance, and free weights.
We perform an assortment of exercises with a variety of tools such as free weights (barbells and dumbbells), machines, stretch cords/bands, medicine balls, and manual resistance for their performance.
Critical extensions such as hip adduction/abduction (inner and outer thigh/hip), leg extensions, leg curls, and neck work (forward flexion, lateral flexion, and extension) require machine intervention or manual resistance.
To cover these areas, we perform adduction (inner thigh) and abduction (outer thigh/hip) movements with machines, stretch cords, or manual resistance.