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, R. et al. (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), pp. 1797-1804. (doi: 10.2147/CIA.S121313) (PMID:28008239) (PMCID:PMC5167493)

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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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Celis, Dr Carlos
Authors: Ramirez-Campillo, R., Diaz, D., Martinez-Salazar, C., Valdés-Badilla, P., Delgado-Floody, P., Méndez-Rebolledo, G., Cañas-Jamet, R., Cristi-Montero, C., García-Hermoso, A., Celis-Morales, C., Moran, J., Buford, T. W., Rodriguez-Mañas, L., Alonso-Martinez, A. M., and Izquierdo, M.
Subjects:?? adaptation ??
?? aging ??
?? frailty ??
?? muscle strength ??
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Clinical Interventions in Aging
Publisher:Dove Medical Press
ISSN:1176-9092
ISSN (Online):1178-1998
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Clinical Interventions in Aging 2016(11):1797-1804
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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