Title

Resistance Training for the Older Adult: Manipulating Training Variables to Enhance Muscle Strength

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

2851

Comments

This article was originally published as: Galvao, D. A., & Taaffe, D. (2005). Resistance training for the older adult: manipulating training variables to enhance muscle strength. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 27(3), 48-54. Original article available here

Abstract

Resistance training has been shown to reliably and substantially enhance muscle function in older adults and these improvements can be accompanied by improved functional perrformance. Training variables should be manipulated to enhance muscle strength and minimize injury risks in the population.