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Resistance Training for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lite, Randi S MA, RCEP1; Mejia, Stephanie CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - pp 60-62
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181d80c00
Columns: Special Populations

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS CAN EXPERIENCE MUSCLE IMBALANCES, LOSS OF FLEXIBILITY, AND DECREASED QUALITY OF LIFE. RESISTANCE TRAINING (RT) CAN ALLEVIATE THESE EFFECTS, AS WELL AS INCREASE ABILITY TO RETURN TO PRETREATMENT ACTIVITY LEVELS. THIS COLUMN REVIEWS COMMON TREATMENTS FOR BREAST CANCER AND EXAMINES RT FOR SURVIVORS AND THOSE UNDERGOING TREATMENT.

1Clinical Exercise Physiology Association, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts; and 2Total Health and Fitness, LLC, Florham Park, New Jersey

Pete Ronai, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, ACSM RCEP

Column Editor

Randi S. Lite

is a registered clinical exercise physiologist on the faculty at Simmons College.

Stephanie Mejia

is a personal trainer and owner of Total Health and Fitness, LLC, located in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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