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blood pressure, handgrip, isometric
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The primary purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that in young, normotensive men and women, 10 weeks of isometric handgrip (IHG) training (3X/ week) would 1) elicit reductions in ambulatory blood pressure (BP), concomitant to reductions in resting BP, and 2) these reductions would be predicted by cardiovascular reactivity to standard laboratory stress tasks (e.g. IHG task, IHGT; a 2 minute sustained isometric contraction). Reductions in 24-hour, daytime, and nighttime systolic ambulatory BP were observed following IHG training in both men (n=13) and women (n=11, P0.05), were associated with pre-training systolic BP reactivity to the IHGT (P
Somani, Yasina Begum, "The effect of a 10 week isometric handgrip training protocol on blood pressure (resting and ambulatory) and cardiovascular reactivity in young, normotensive individuals" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5285.