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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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Once the rats were familiarized with the ladder and already fed with the supplement for three weeks, a session of extreme Eccentric Resistance Exercise including descending from a ladder with a slope of 80% while a 100-110% of 1RM weight being attached to the tails of the rats was set in motion.
Subjects completed five resistance exercise assessments using the dynamic resistance leg press (LP) maneuver at a 45[degrees] angle (PL-48, Reforce, Brazil).
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the influence of resistance exercise under hypoxia on postexercise hemodynamics.
Resistance exercise can help people suffering from certain types of arthritis.
Although an ameliorative effect of resistance exercise on any of the behavioral or biological signs of AD has not yet been reported, there is evidence that the prevalence of this disease is associated with a decline in muscle mass and muscle strength (28, 29).
Prior to the 1-RM measurement, the subjects' technique for completing each resistance exercise was approved by a certified personal trainer.
Drop-out during resistance exercise programs has been reported to be 22-38% [4-6] and increases with the length of the program [7].
PUSH focused on the effect of high intensity, single set resistance exercise protocols (HIT) with and without protein supplementation versus high intensity, multiple set resistance exercise protocols (HVHIT) versus sedentary control on muscle and strength parameters in untrained males 30-50 years old.
These findings provide sufficient support for the use of resistance exercise in the clinical management of anxiety (9).
Conclusions: Therefore, we can conclude from this study that resistance exercise may improve body composition possibly through increased thermogenesis in white adipose tissue through the secretion of irisin.
Treatment with climb stairs resistance exercise started from the third day after surgery (3rd PS--postsurgery) and they were performed 5 days per week, during 3 weeks, and they had 2 days break every 5 days.