Ok, I have been hesitating asking this because I didn't want to come across dumb but, that's exactly what I am. An exercise idiot...REALLY.
I understand cardio but everyone also talks about weight training. To me that means pulling out the weight bench and lifting free weights or something like a bowflex. I can't physically hold onto the handles of the weights on machines like that since my injury so my question is this:
Do things like resistance bands, weighted balls, and those little hand weights with the straps on them count as strength training?