Mechanisms of strength gain in a handgrip exercise programme in rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Speed2010MechanismsOS,
  title={Mechanisms of strength gain in a handgrip exercise programme in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Cathy A. Speed and Ross Campbell},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={159-163}
}
In a progressive resistive strengthening programme, healthy individuals gain strength initially through neural adaptation followed by increases in muscle mass. Programmes are designed to maximise these responses. The physiological mechanisms of strength gain in RA are unknown, but their identification will help to develop more effective exercise programmes. The aim of this study was to investigate the responses to a 12-week isometric handgrip strengthening programme in female subjects with RA… CONTINUE READING
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