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Isometric exercise training for blood pressure management: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis quantifying the effects of isometric resistance training on the change in systolic blood pressure(SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), andExpand
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Evidence for the Role of Isometric Exercise Training in Reducing Blood Pressure: Potential Mechanisms and Future Directions
Hypertension, or the chronic elevation in resting arterial blood pressure (BP), is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and estimated to affect ~1 billion adults worldwide. The goalsExpand
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Effects of isometric handgrip training dose on resting blood pressure and resistance vessel endothelial function in normotensive women
Isometric handgrip (IHG) training lowers resting blood pressure (BP) in both hypertensives and normotensives, yet the effect of training dose on the magnitude of reduction and the mechanismsExpand
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Isometric handgrip training lowers blood pressure and increases heart rate complexity in medicated hypertensive patients
Hypertension is characterized by elevated blood pressure (BP) and autonomic dysfunction, both thought to be improved with exercise training. Isometric handgrip (IHG) training may represent aExpand
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The Hypotensive Effects of Isometric Handgrip Training Using an Inexpensive Spring Handgrip Training Device
PURPOSE Research has demonstrated the efficacy of isometric handgrip (IHG) training to attenuate resting blood pressure. These studies have relied on the use of programmable digital handgrips forExpand
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Effect of acute sprint interval exercise on central and peripheral artery distensibility in young healthy males
Peripheral arterial distensibility is improved with sprint interval exercise training in young healthy participants (Rakobowchuk et al. in Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 295:R236–R242, 2008).Expand
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Acute vascular responses to isometric handgrip exercise and effects of training in persons medicated for hypertension.
Previous work from our laboratory demonstrated that isometric handgrip (IHG) training improved local, endothelium-dependent vasodilation in medicated hypertensives [McGowan CL (PhD Thesis), 2006;Expand
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The Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Human Exercise Performance
BackgroundIschemic preconditioning (IPC) is the exposure to brief periods of circulatory occlusion and reperfusion in order to protect local or systemic organs against subsequent bouts of ischemia.Expand
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Isometric handgrip exercise improves acute neurocardiac regulation
Isometric handgrip (IHG) training (>6 weeks) has been shown to reduce resting arterial blood pressure (ABP) and improve cardiac autonomic modulation. However, the effects of a single bout of IHG onExpand
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Effects of isometric handgrip protocol on blood pressure and neurocardiac modulation.
Isometric handgrip (IHG) remains a well-studied cardiovascular and autonomic stimulus, however the effects of rhythmic IHG protocols remain largely unknown. The purpose of this study was toExpand
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