High-resistance IMST is a novel form of physical training that promotes adherence and improves CV function in midlife/older adults and certain patient populations when assessed in a clinical research setting. Although initial findings from small, proof-of-concept studies are promising, additional investigation along the translational research spectrum is needed to move high-resistance IMST from the research setting to use in the public health domain. A particularly promising strategy to speed the ultimate dissemination and implementation of IMST is to leverage digital health technologies to promote uptake among midlife/older adults and other populations at risk for CVD.
This work was supported by NIH grants K01HL153326 (DHC) and F31HL154782 (KAF). The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2022;50(3):107-117. © 2022 American College of Sports Medicine