Moderate resistance exercise program: its effect in slowly progressive neuromuscular disease.

@article{Aitkens1993ModerateRE,
  title={Moderate resistance exercise program: its effect in slowly progressive neuromuscular disease.},
  author={Susan Aitkens and Megan A. Mccrory and David D Kilmer and Elisabeth Bernauer},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1993},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={711-5}
}
A 12-week moderate resistance exercise program was performed by 27 patients with slowly progressive neuromuscular diseases (NMD) and 14 control subjects (CTL) in order to determine safety and efficacy of a strengthening program. A 3-day per week submaximal regimen of home exercise using ankle and wrist weights and hand grip exerciser was prescribed. One side of the body was randomly chosen for exercise. Subjects were tested for maximal isokinetic and isometric strength at baseline and after… CONTINUE READING

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