ABSTRACT: THE SPECIAL POPULATIONS COLUMN PROVIDES A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF METABOLIC SYNDROME (MetS) AND THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS RESISTANCE TRAINING (RT) CAN HAVE ON PREVENTING AND MANAGING MetS. THIS COLUMN WILL PROVIDE SCIENTIFICALLY SUPPORTED RT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF MetS.
1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey;
2Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and
3University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
The One-On-One Column provides scientifically supported, practical information for personal trainers who work with apparently healthy individuals or medically-cleared special populations.
COLUMN EDITOR: Paul Sorace, MS, FACSM, RCEP, CSCS*D
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist for The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Peter Ronai is a clinical associate professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University.
James R. Churilla is an Assistant Professor of clinical exercise physiology and physical activity and the Graduate Program Director for the Exercise Science and Chronic Disease program in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.