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How Weight Training Can Help People With Special Requirements

We tend to think of people that are into weight training as either the bodybuilding type or the sportsperson with an emphasis on building big and powerful bodies. That's a fact, but weight training is used for many other purposes, providing benefit for particular groups of people such as the elderly, the handicapped and the ill or rehabilitating.

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