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dc.contributor.authorSañudo, Borja
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Michael E.
dc.identifier.citationSañudo, B., & Rogers, M. E. (2022). Resistance training in older adults doi:10.1007/978-3-030-81989-7_16en_US
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link to access the book chapter (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractInterventions based on resistance training have been shown to counteract muscle disuse and therefore combat muscle strength and muscle mass loss, with positive effects on physical functioning, mobility, independence, psychological well-being, and quality of life. Unfortunately, a low percentage of older adults meet international recommendations on resistance training probably due to fear, health concerns, pain, fatigue, or lack of social support. There is a need for evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for resistance exercise for older adults to safely and gradually introduce this type of training into their routines. However, there is no “average” older adult, and so it is impossible to provide a single recommendation that is fully representative, especially across age groups. All individuals respond differently to resistance training, and progression should be closely monitored to be able to individually adjust the training program; consequently, different methods available for assessing muscle strength and physical function that serve to analyze the effectiveness of interventions are discussed in this chapter. New strategies used in combination with resistance training in older adults are also addressed, in order to provide novel insights regarding the resistance strength training in this population group.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer, Chamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Bioengineering;
dc.subjectStrength trainingen_US
dc.subjectPhysical functionen_US
dc.titleResistance training in older adultsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022en_US

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