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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318241f701
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Down Syndrome: An Introduction for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

Cissik, John M MBA, MS

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Abstract

DOWN SYNDROME (DS) OCCURS IN APPROXIMATELY 1 IN 800 BIRTHS AND PRESENTS A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTAL, PHYSICAL, MEDICAL, AND COGNITIVE CHALLENGES. THIS PRESENTS UNIQUE FITNESS NEEDS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL WITH DS. DESPITE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE, THIS IS A POPULATION THAT HAS BEEN POORLY STUDIED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRACTITIONER ARE NOT EXISTENT.

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