The Feasibility of an 8-week, Home-based Isometric Strength Training Program for Improving Dressage Test Performance in Equestrian Athletes

@article{Lee2015TheFO,
  title={The Feasibility of an 8-week, Home-based Isometric Strength Training Program for Improving Dressage Test Performance in Equestrian Athletes},
  author={Jordan T. Lee and E. J. Soboleswki and Christina E. Story and Edgar W. Shields and Claudio Battaglini},
  journal={Comparative Exercise Physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={11},
  pages={223-230}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of an 8-week, home-based isometric strength training program in equestrians. Also, we examined changes in muscular strength, endurance, and riding performance. 18 riders (≥1 year dressage experience, riding ≥1 h/week, otherwise untrained) completed pre-/post-muscular tests and a US Equestrian Federation Training Level Rider Test. A progressive, 3 day/week riding-specific intervention using TheraBands® was implemented. Feasibility was… 

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