If you have (or think you have) Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), then this is a good place to start. This article starts off by explaining the basic criteria of a diagnosis of MetS, then proceeds to outline the impact and importance of resistance training (RT) in combating and controlling MetS. After outlining the importance, the article then proceeds to give general suggestions for RT training and programming schedules that can fit into your lifestyle, as well as suggestions for safety and modification of these routines. Finally, it goes into a hypothetical case study to show how one might enact this program within their own life, and gives references to the various materials and studies that help support the article and program.

Key Points:

  • 1RT can have a significant effect on some MetS risk factors and should be part of an exercise program designed for managing MetS (25).
  • 2Recent evidence indicated that RT performed at least 2 days per week can reduce the risk and prevalence of MetS and its individual components in U.S. adults
  • 3There have been improvements seen in total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglycerides from RT (17,21).


Recent evidence indicated that RT performed at least 2 days per week can reduce the risk and prevalence of MetS and its individual components in U.S. adults.

Read the full article at: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2014/11000/RESISTANCE_TRAINING_AND_METABOLIC_SYNDROME_.7.aspx

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