Resistance comes from the Latin Resistentia, from the verb Resistire which means to stand firm or resist. It is a term that is applied to the physical capacity that a body has to withstand an opposition force for a certain time, be this force any external agent to the body that tries to prevent the completion of this work. Of course, the previous concept is general, but if we divert it to the different areas of physics, hard sciences and everyday life, we find direct and similar relationships of this word. It should be noted that this word has received various connotations in various areas such as physics, engineering, psychology, medicine and geography.

The strength of an element is the ability of a solid to resist stresses and applied forces without breaking, deforming or being damaged.

Aerobic resistance involves the wear and tear of the body’s organs, caused by the performance of aerobic exercises, which are opposed by the air and gravity. Anaerobic resistance, unlike aerobic resistance, implies sustaining an effort constantly until the absence of oxygen requires the body to cease resistance. It is important to note that it is not recommended to perform an anaerobic resistance without a previous aerobic one.

Another important concept is physical resistance, which is used in generally electrical terms, this refers to the ability of an element or substance to resist the flow of current. The use of resistors in electrical circuits is important since they regulate the excess current that passes through the conductors, preventing the components of said circuit from being directly affected by the current. In physics, resistance is measured in Ohms and is marketed in the form of diodes that are capable of diverting energy.

For psychology, resistance is an attitude opposed to the therapeutic setting. A resistance behavior is an opposition behavior of an individual against another (or others), which can have a positive or negative value.

In the social sciences, resistance involves a person’s rejection of the practices that have so far allowed him to think about himself. Thus, resistance implies an individual or collective search for other practices. It is also common to associate this term with guerrillas facing a totalitarian government or sects that do not share what is established in a code or law that society must comply with, they are called resistance since they oppose any official design.