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RESISTANCE TRAINING AND METABOLIC SYNDROME: Muscles Do Matter

Sorace, Paul M.S., FACSM, RCEP; Ronai, Peter M.S., FACSM, RCEP; Churilla, James R. Ph.D., MPH, M.S., FACSM, RCEP

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000074
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of metabolic syndrome and discuss how resistance training can help prevent or manage metabolic syndrome. Most importantly, we will give scientifically supported resistance training programming recommendations for persons with metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases and premature death. Resistance training can help prevent or manage metabolic syndrome. Learn more about scientifi cally supported resistance training programming recommendations for those with metabolic syndrome.

Paul Sorace, M.S., FACSM, RCEP, is a clinical exercise physiologist for The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a member of ACSM’s Publications Subcommittee and a previous coeditor for ACSM’s Certified News. Paul is the clinical associate editor for ACSM’s Certification Review, 4th edition, and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Peter Ronai, M.S., FACSM, RCEP, is a clinical associate professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut. He is a fellow of ACSM, past president of the New England Chapter of ACSM (NEACSM). He is the Special Populations column editor for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Strength and Conditioning Journal and a coeditor of ACSM’s Certified News.

James R. Churilla, Ph.D., MPH, M.S., FACSM, RCEP, is an associate professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Physical Activity Epidemiology in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Churilla is the graduate program director for the MSH in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease. His research focuses on physical activity, metabolic syndrome, and population health. Dr. Churilla is a fellow and program director certified with ACSM.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest and do not have any financial disclosures.

© 2014 American College of Sports Medicine.