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Effects of different doses of high-speed resistance training on physical performance and quality of life in older women: a randomized controlled trial.

Ramirez-Campillo, Rodrigo and Diaz, Daniela and Martinez-Salazar, Cristian and Valdés-Badilla, Pablo and Delgado-Floody, Pedro and Méndez-Rebolledo, Guillermo and Cañas-Jamet, Rodrigo and Cristi-Montero, Carlos and García-Hermoso, Antonio and Celis-Morales, Carlos and Moran, Jason and Buford, Thomas W and Rodriguez-Mañas, Leocadio and Alonso-Martinez, Alicia M and Izquierdo, Mikel (2016) 'Effects of different doses of high-speed resistance training on physical performance and quality of life in older women: a randomized controlled trial.' Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2016 (11). 1797 - 1804. ISSN 1176-9092

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to compare the effects of two frequencies of high-speed resistance training (HSRT) on physical performance and quality of life of older women. Methods: A total of 24 older women participated in a 12-week HSRT program composed of either two or three sessions/week (equated for volume and intensity). Women were randomized into three arms: a control group (CG, n=8), a resistance training group performing two sessions/week (RT2, n=8), and a resistance training group performing three sessions/week (RT3, n=8). The training program for both experimental groups included exercises that required high-speed concentric muscle actions. Results: No baseline differences were observed among groups. Compared with the CG, both training groups showed similar small to moderate improvements (P<0.05) in muscle strength, power, functional performance, balance, and quality of life. Conclusion: These results suggest that equated for volume and intensity, two and three training sessions/week of HSRT are equally effective for improving physical performance and quality of life of older women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Geriatric Assessment, Quality of Life, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Female, Muscle Strength, Postural Balance, Resistance Training
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 11:40
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 11:40
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27061

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