Cardiorespiratory fitness and training in quadriplegics and paraplegics.

  title={Cardiorespiratory fitness and training in quadriplegics and paraplegics.},
  author={Martin D Hoffman},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={3 5},
With the growing interest in exercise and sport and the significance of cardiovascular disease in the spinal cord injured population, the role of endurance training in improving cardiovascular health is of particular interest. Ordinary daily activities of those with spinal cord injury are usually not adequate to maintain cardiovascular fitness, and lack of participation in a regular activity programme may result in a debilitative cycle. As this occurs, there is a reduction in functional work… CONTINUE READING


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