We have been told that dynamic exercise as walking, treadmill and cycling is the best form of exercise for the heart. This may not be true.
A recent study published in November 2018 revealed that static exercise, as strength training might be superior to dynamic exercise for conferring protection against cardiovascular disease. The data was extrapolated rom 2005/2006 National Health survey ( NHANES) The study found that for adults greater than 45 years - 28 % engaged in static compared to 21 % in dynamic. Both groups had cardiovascular protection but better in the static group and in the younger age groups
The conclusion is that static appeared to better than dynamic for cardio-protection. This results were presented at American College of Cardiology conference on November 16, 2018