These videos are for information only. They do not replace advice or treatment from your doctor or healthcare team. Talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program. Stop doing any exercise that causes pain and tell your healthcare team.
Resistance training is a type of exercise that increases the strength and endurance of your muscles. Resistance training is done by:
- lifting weights (also called dumbbells)
- using your body weight for resistance
- using exercise bands
It is important to use proper technique (the way you do an exercise) for each resistance training exercise. Using proper technique will help keep you safe and work your muscles in the right way. Watch the resistance training videos to learn how to exercise safely with proper technique.
You can also view, print or download cardiac safe resistance training (RT) programs.
Talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program.