Improving Cardiovascular and Strength in Adults with Down Syndrome
This study assessed the efficacy of a cardiovascular and strength training program for 52 adults with Down syndrome. Peak oxygen uptake was measured via a symptom-limited graded exercise test while participants rode an electronically braked upright stationary cycle. Strength was measured using bench press and seated leg press machines. Height, weight, and skinfold measures were recorded. The authors' research protocol, discussion of their results, and suggestions for future research will be of interest to researchers seeking to evaluate fitness measures of persons with Down syndrome or persons with mental retardation.
Rizzo, T., R. Woodard, K. S. Menear, J. Faison-Hodge, and J. C. Ozmun. "Improving cardiovascular and strength in adults with Down syndrome." Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 21, no. 4 (2004): 419-420.
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly