Strength training normalizes resting blood pressure in 65- to 73-year-old men and women with high normal blood pressure.

@article{Martel1999StrengthTN,
  title={Strength training normalizes resting blood pressure in 65- to 73-year-old men and women with high normal blood pressure.},
  author={Greg F Martel and Diane E Hurlbut and Mary E J Lott and Jeffrey T. Lemmer and Fred M Ivey and Stephen M Roth and Marc A Rogers and Jerome L. Fleg and Ben F. Hurley},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={1215-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of heavy resistance strength training (ST) on resting blood pressure (BP) in older men and women. DESIGN Prospective intervention study. SETTING University of Maryland Exercise Science Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one sedentary, healthy older men (69 +/- 1 year, n = 11) and women (68 +/- 1 year, n = 10) served as subjects for the study. INTERVENTION Six months of progressive whole body ST performed 3 days per week using Keiser K-300 air-powered… CONTINUE READING

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