Resistance training improves strength and functional measures in patients with end-stage renal disease.

  title={Resistance training improves strength and functional measures in patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Samuel Headley and Michael St. Germain and Patrick T. Mailloux and Jeffrey G. Mulhern and Brian Ashworth and Jami Burris and Britton W. Brewer and Bradley C. Nindl and MaryAnn Coughlin and Robert Welles and Margaret Church Jones},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={40 2},
BACKGROUND The current study was designed to examine the effect of 12 weeks of resistance training on strength and functional ability in 10 medically stable hemodialysis patients (age, 42.8 +/- 4.4 years). METHODS Subjects were tested on four separate occasions, each separated by 6 weeks. The first (T1) and second tests (T2) were controls with no exercise intervention between them. T3 followed 6 weeks of resistance training, and T4 occurred after 12 weeks of training. Variables tested… CONTINUE READING


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