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Old 08-08-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

Hi I read on ***** that doing isometric Hand Grip exercises were studied and it was found to lower systolic readings. First of all, what are isometric hand grips? I found this site called Cardio Grips. It states it significantly lowers BP and it states its success rate is nearing 100%. ??? Could this be true?? I want to try this out.

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

I know I have a couple ancient spring grips SOMEWHERE in this apartment. If I can dig them up, I'll give it a try.

If it DOES work, it seems a bit artificial to me and might be attributable to the increases muscle tension and easier flow into the hand. Unfortunaltely BP's effects are throughout the body.

 
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

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I know I have a couple ancient spring grips SOMEWHERE in this apartment. If I can dig them up, I'll give it a try.

If it DOES work, it seems a bit artificial to me and might be attributable to the increases muscle tension and easier flow into the hand. Unfortunaltely BP's effects are throughout the body.
That's what I thought but apparently it claims to work for the whole body. You might want to do a search on ***** on this. I can't leave a link but I did a google search and I came up with it. Also the site of the cardio grips it explains how it works.

I may go down and buy one and try it out with ya. The device that they are trying to sell is over $300.00. If we can mimic what it does then I think we can accomplish the same thing. It states 97% guarantee it will bring your BP down....ummmmm....lets see.

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Old 08-09-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

Hmmmm, I see the device has been cleared by the FDA as a medical device. It is hard to believe that it could do so much more than other hand-grip devices as to be worth $399 and more, though.

 
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

I would join you in an experiment with some kind of hand-grip device, but I have five weeks left to go on my breathing exercises experiment. I think I'm getting results from that, but with as volatile a BP as I have, I think I really should give it the full eight weeks before I reach a conclusion. I might try out the hand-grip thing later, though.

 
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

YOI...

I think $9.95 is about right for a pair of grip resistors.

Anyone charging $399 is a crook!

 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:25 AM   #7
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Re: Isometric HandGrip exercises for BP control???

Oh, Lenin, but these are "special."

 
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