(ORDO NEWS) — When blood pressure rises, this has an extremely negative effect not only on the blood vessels, but also on absolutely all internal organs. As a result, a variety of serious pathologies can begin to develop. Most experts have conducted research and concluded that it is possible to minimize the risk of developing hypertension with the help of special physical exercises, which should be performed on a regular basis.
The results of another study were published on the official website of the US National Library of Medicine. Scientists have studied exactly how isometric grip training can affect blood pressure in healthy people who are at rest. To participate in the experiment, 30 volunteers were invited, whose age was in the range of 20-40 years. During the workout, a hand trainer was used, called a spring dynamometer, which has a hand grip.
The subjects had to hold the dynamometer in their dominant hand so that the simulator was fully gripped. In this case, the maximum compression of the handle occurred for a few seconds. In total, each participant performed three attempts, the break between which was 10 seconds.
The median result of the study was used by experts as the maximum isometric tension. Then the subjects had to grip the handle of the simulator for about three minutes, much weaker – about 30% of the maximum tension value. This action was performed five times. There was a break of five minutes between each workout. The study lasted for 10 weeks, and the participants did the exercise three times a week.
After the end of the experiment, it was found that blood pressure decreased significantly. Therefore, it was concluded that training with an isometric grip helps to cope with hypertension.
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