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ERIC Number: EJ1250105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Feasibility of Vigorous Resistance Exercise Training in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Weterings, Stijn; Oppewal, Alyt; Hilgenkamp, Thessa I. M.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v33 n3 p488-495 May 2020
Background: The cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is high in adults with intellectual disabilities. This CVD risk can potentially be decreased with a resistance training (RT) programme at vigorous intensity, following previous research on successful High-Intensity Training programmes. Our aim was to explore the feasibility of a vigorous RT-programme for adults with intellectual disabilities with CVD risk factors. Method: Twenty-four adults with intellectual disabilities with at least one CVD risk factor participated in a 24-week RT-programme. The training intensity was increased from novice (50%1RM) to vigorous (75%-80%1RM). Feasibility was based on the achieved training intensity at the end of the RT-programme. Results: Nineteen participants finished the RT-programme. Feasibility was good as 58% (11 out of 19) of the participants worked out at vigorous intensity at the end of the programme. Conclusions: It is feasible for the majority of adults with intellectual disabilities with CVD risk factors to exercise at vigorous intensity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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