Resistance Training Recommendations for Older Adults


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Abstract

Resistance training is now recognized as an important component of regularly attained physical activity, particularly for older adults. As such, specific recommendations have been made for optimal benefits. Training should ultimately include 8 to 10 exercises for the major muscle groups and be performed at a moderate to high intensity level for at least one of the sets, 2 to 3 days per week. Strength training terminology will be defined and these recommendations will be reviewed.

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