The heart benefits of weight training

The results From this study Get Heart Healthy by Lifting Weights :

Resistance training is more beneficial than many believe," says lead researcher, Dr. Scott R. Collier. The resistance exercises produced a different pattern of blood vessel responses than the aerobic exercise, suggesting that the former may have important and unique benefits for cardiovascular health. The resistance exercise produced greater increases in blood flow to the limbs—even though it also caused small increases in central arterial stiffness. In contrast, aerobic exercise decreased arterial stiffness—but without an increase in blood flow.

Resistance exercise also led to a longer-lasting drop in blood pressure (as much as 20 percent) after exercise, compared to aerobic exercise.

High Intensity Interval Training HIIT utilizing strength training exercises is the type of training we do at Austin Personal Trainers and New Orleans Personal Training. The demanding work strengthens muscles, and it heart health as well.

Past blog entries dealing wht the heart health benefits of strength training:

1The Heart Can Benefit From Brief Intense Exercise

2. Conventional wisdom and the benefits of strength training for cardiovascular health and weight loss

3. Brief, Intense Exercise Can Benefit The Heart

4. High-intensity exercise better at improving metabolic syndrome risk factors