Unfavorable Effects of Resistance Training on Central Arterial Compliance

  title={Unfavorable Effects of Resistance Training on Central Arterial Compliance},
  author={Hiroshi Kawano and Jun Sugawara and Kouki Takahashi and Kouichiro Hayashi and Ken Yamazaki and Izumi Tabata and Hirofumi Tanaka},
Background—Reductions in the compliance of central arteries exert a number of adverse effects on cardiovascular function and disease risk. Endurance training is efficacious in increasing arterial compliance in healthy adults. We determined the effects of resistance training on carotid arterial compliance using the intervention study design. Methods and Results—Twenty-eight healthy men 20 to 38 years old were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n 14) and the control group (n 14… CONTINUE READING