High-intensity handgrip training lowers blood pressure and increases heart rate complexity among postmenopausal women: a pilot study.
Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
Departments of Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Objective: Handgrip exercise is an emerging strategy for resting blood pressure (BP) reduction requiring minimal time and exercise effort. However, the research literature is currently limited to handgrip protocol designs predominantly prescribing sustained grip contractions, with little assessment of alternative options. Furthermore, our understanding of the utility of handgrip exercise would be strengthened by an evaluation of the physiological mechanisms driving BP reductions and an assessment of the interindividual response variability. Read More