Effects of prolonged combined strength and endurance training on physical fitness, body composition and serum hormones in women with rheumatoid arthritis and in healthy controls.

@article{Hkkinen2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prolonged combined strength and endurance training on physical fitness, body composition and serum hormones in women with rheumatoid arthritis and in healthy controls.},
  author={Arja H H{\"a}kkinen and Arto J. Pakarinen and Pekka J Hannonen and Hannu Kautiainen and Kai Nyman and William J. Kraemer and Keijo K T H{\"a}kkinen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={505-12}
}
OBJECTIVE The effects of a 21-week combined strength and endurance training period on physical fitness, serum hormone concentrations, and subcutaneous fat in 23 women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in 12 matched healthy subjects was studied. METHODS The measurements included leg extension forces and EMG activity, muscle and fat thickness on thigh, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and serum concentrations of testosterone, free testosterone, growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I… CONTINUE READING
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