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ACE Report #5799
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

7 year follow-up of a 1 year strength-training program aimed at dynapenia in older adults


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Long-term impact of strength training on muscle strength characteristics in older adults

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Nov;94(11):2054-60

Contributing Authors: E Kennis SM Verschueren A Bogaerts E Van Roie S Boonen C Delecluse

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Synopsis

83 older adults who participated in a study involving 1 year of strength-training were analyzed to evaluate the long-term (7 year) benefits of strength-training compared to no training, in terms of muscle strength and muscle power. Patients were assessed based on Static strength (STAT), dynamic strength at 60 degrees/second (DYN60), and at 240 degrees/second (DYN240), and speed of movement at 20% ...

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