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Concurrent strength and endurance training improves physical capacity in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
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PMID:  21410546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients suffer from reduced blood flow to the lower extremities, which causes impaired walking ability. Plantar flexion (PF) endurance training and maximal strength training (MST) induce distinct types of improvements in walking ability in PAD. However, the combined effects of both exercises are still not explored in these patients. This study examined whether concurrent MST and PF training would induce similar training responses as each training mode alone. Ten patients with PAD underwent 8 weeks of concurrent leg press MST and PF training, three times a week. The reference group (n=10) received recommended exercise guidelines. The training group improved treadmill peak oxygen consumption and incremental protocol time to exhaustion with 12.7 ± 7.7% and 12.6 ± 13.2%. Leg press maximal strength and rate of force development improved with 38.3 ± 3.1% and 140.1 ± 40.3%, respectively, along with a 5.2 ± 6.2% within group work economy improvement. No changes appeared in the reference group. Compared with previous studies, concurrent MST and PF training appear to induce similar training responses in PAD patients as when each training mode is executed alone, and without any adverse effects.
M P Mosti; E Wang; O N Wiggen; J Helgerud; J Hoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0838     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway Department of Technology and Society, SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway Hokksund Rehabilitation Centre, Hokksund, Norway Department of Sports and Outdoor Life Studies, Telemark University College, Bø, Norway Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, St. Olav University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
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