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  • Osteoporosis and resistance training

    Response to message from Justin Keogh. ... compressive forces stimulate
    osteoblast activity and tension forces stimulate osteoclast activity and
    bone breakdown ... .

    Given the specificity of physiological responses, the science chat
    show information is likely to be misleading. When bone is 'loaded" by
    compressive or tension forces, bone formation will be stimulated
    where loading has occurred. Repetitive forces will stimulate bone
    remodeling with appropriate osteoblastic and osteoclastic activity to
    adapt to
    the specific forces. Chin-ups and seated rowing would strengthen bone
    for these specific activities. Exclusive use of chin-ups and other
    tension producing exercises for the upper extremity is likely to remodel

    bone to better withstand the applied forces, but could weaken the
    of the specific bones to withstand compressive forces. A balance of
    exercises would be recommended for minimizing osteoporosis and for
    strengthening bones for a variety of activities and circumstances.

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