The benefits of strength training on musculoskeletal system health: Practical applications for interdisciplinary care
Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Global health organizations have provided recommendations regarding exercise for the general population. Strength training has been included in several position statements due to its multi-systemic benefits. In this narrative review, we examine the available literature, first explaining how specific mechanical loading is converted into positive cellular responses. Secondly, benefits related to specific musculoskeletal tissues are discussed, with practical applications and training programmes clearly outlined for both common musculoskeletal disorders and primary prevention strategies.