Weight Training is the most common resistance training that focuses on strength building and developing size of skeletal muscle. Usually people equate weight training with bodybuilders pumping iron to gain beefy biceps. However, working with weights has more to it than just building hefty muscles. Different types of equipment used in weight training include dumbbells, barbells, resistance tubes and slam balls. Besides building strength, weight training is an excellent way to burn fat and build muscles to get that chiseled look. It increases one's metabolic rate tremendously not just while working out but also post an exercise session.