The effects of isometric and dynamic resistance exercise on post-exercise blood pressure

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Jack Plummer Williams (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Paul Davis

Abstract: "Arterial blood pressure may decrease below pre-exercise resting levels immediately after both aerobic and dynamic resistance exercise. This response is known as post-exercise hypotension (PEH). The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the blood pressure responses to isometric and dynamic handgrip exercise through two hours following exercise in pre-hypertensive subjects. The isometric protocol consisted of 3 sets of sustained isometric handgrip with the non-dominant arm for 3 minutes at 30% MVC. The dynamic resistance handgrip exercise protocol consisted of 3 sets of 45 rhythmic contractions at 60% MVC with the non-dominant arm for 3 minutes. Neither isometric nor dynamic handgrip exercise significantly lowered post-exercise systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure compared to the control condition."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2006
Arterial, blood pressure, pre-exercise, resting levels, aerobic, dynamic resistance, exercise, post-exercise hypotension(PEH)
Hypertension--Exercise therapy
Blood pressure

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