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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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We can now try to determine its applicability to other types of memories and the optimal type and amount of resistance exercise in various populations," said Minoru Shinohara, an associate professor in the School of Applied Physiology.
Blood lactate concentration [La] decreases during the 2nd and 3rd set of a resistance exercise program of the leg extensor muscles.
Also, Willoughby and Taylor, (2004) reported increment of Androgen expression receptors in trained muscle cell through intense resistance exercise.
Performing resistance exercise first then aerobic exercise resulted in a lessening of the blood glucose decline during exercise, fewer post exercise hypoglycemic events and less need for post exercise carbohydrate supplementation.
People that professionally or recreationally engage in resistance exercise activities use dietary sport supplements to increase exercise performance and the consumption of such supplements has exponentially increased in the past years.
HONOLULU - Results from a randomized trial show that low-intensity treadmill exercise leads to more consistent improvements in the gait and mobility of patients with Parkinson's disease than does high-intensity treadmill exercise or stretching and resistance exercise.
Umpierre and his colleages performed a meta-analysis of 47 randomized controlled trials that assessed the effects of 12 weeks or more of structured aerobic exercise training (848 subjects), structured resistance exercise training (261), combined aerobic and resistance training (404), or unstructured physical activity (7,025) on [HbA.
It uses the latest medical research to discuss physical responses and adaptations to chronic aerobic and resistance exercise training and provides black and white diagrams and illustrations throughout.
If qualified supervision, age-appropriate exercise equipment, and a safe training environment are not available, teenagers should not perform resistance exercise due to the high risk of injury.
Several studies have established the safety of resistance exercise (Braith and Beck 2008, Braith et al 2005, Cheetham et al 2002, Jennings and Esler 1990, Magnusson et al 1996, Meyer 2006, Volaklis and Tokmakidis 2005, Williams et al 2007a, Williams et al 2007b).
Other topics of the 15 papers include the bone-oral implant interface, the diabetic gastrointestinal tract, bone cell adhesion onto orthopedic implants, external pelvic fixation during lumbar muscle resistance exercise, and pressure sensors for running shoe fit measurement.