Reply to Drs. Nuzzo and Barry

Ralph F. Fregosi, Peter D. Wagner

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to the editor: The point of our recent Editorial was to emphasize the importance of publishing “negative data.” Although Nuzzo and Barry acknowledge this in their letter (3), they reacted strongly to the following statements in our editorial (1).

“For example, lifting heavy weights can be dangerous, especially in older people who may have connective tissue pathology or a lack of coordination. In addition, resistance exercise training is widely believed to be an important component of overall physical fitness, but lifting heavy weights can be intimidating if not painful, preventing many people from initiating this type of exercise.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1421
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


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