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date: 23 July 2019

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Resistance exercise has been identified as an important mode of physical activity to maintain and enhance health. Research has been developing regarding psychological alterations during and after resistance exercise. The purpose of this chapter is to briefly highlight the physical health benefits of resistance exercise and then review research in five domains. First it reviews the relationship between resistance exercise and the sensation of effort. Second, it summarizes research that investigates resistance exercise and affect changes. Third, it discusses research regarding resistance exercise and its effects on self-perception. Fourth, it reviews research on the use of “psyching” strategies prior to maximal and submaximal performance of resistance exercise. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the role of expectation in resistance exercise performance.

Keywords: rating of perceived exertion, pain, anxiety, affect, self-concept, self-esteem, muscle dysmorphia, psyching strategies, deception and ambiguous feedback

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