ARTICLE: Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression



Snatch + Overhead Squat + Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.

Use 90-95% of last week's top weight. Emphasize good, crisp lifts over maximizing load. Athletes who did not perform that workout (Day 2) should do that here instead.


Every 1 min for 15 mins, alternating between:
Double Under, 30 secs
Ring Row, 30 secs
Assault Bike, 30 secs

Competition: DUA
Performance & Fitness: Singles


Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift.

There already is considerable evidence that exercise, in general, can help to both stave off and treat depression. A large-scale 2016 review that involved more than a million people, for instance, concluded that being physically fit substantially reduces the risk that someone will develop clinical depression. Other studies and reviews have found that exercise also can reduce symptoms of depression in people who have been given diagnoses of the condition.

But most of these past studies and reviews have focused on aerobic exercise, such as walking or jogging.

Read More