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Resistance Training for Persons With Chronic Kidney Disease

Ronai, Peter MS, CSCS-D, NSCA-CPT; Sorace, Paul MS, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318174bb97
COLUMNS: Special Populations
Abstract

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT SKELETAL MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION. RESISTANCE TRAINING IS A PROVEN EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE SKELETAL MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION. THIS COLUMN EXPLAINS CKD'S RELATIONSHIP TO SKELETAL MUSCLE WASTING AND GIVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING, AND MONITORING A RESISTANCE-TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH CKD.

Author Information

1Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers of Bridgeport Hospital, Shelton, Connecticut; 2Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

Peter Ronai is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Manager of Community Health for Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers of Bridgeport Hospital in Shelton, Connecticut and Adjunct Instructor in the Exercise Science Department at Sourthern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Paul Sorace is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for The Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and the Program Coordinator for The Bariatric Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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