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Table 1 Classifications of physical activity interventions

From: Comparative effectiveness of physical activity interventions and anti-hypertensive pharmacological interventions in reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Physical activity intervention class Definition Examples
Aerobic training Regular and purposeful movement of joints and large muscle groups Walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming
Dynamic resistance training Exertion of effort against an opposing force alongside by purposeful movement of joints and large muscle groups Weight-lifting, circuit training with resistance-training equipment
Isometric resistance training Contraction of muscles with no change in the length of the involved muscle groups and without joint movement for a sustained period of time Plank, wall sit
Combination training Any combination of the above