Resistance training in older adults : a comparison between group- and home-based exercise training for improvements in functional performance, muscle function and balance

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Master of Science


School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


Objective : To examine the effectiveness of exercise setting on training adaptations of balance, muscle function and functional performance in older adults. Design: A randomized trial part of a larger intervention, with subjects assigned to either home (HE) or group-based exercise (GE). Setting: Subject own homes or a University exercise clinic. Subjects: Fifty-six older adults, 31 women and 25 men, 65-85 years of age. Intervention: Progressive resistance and aerobic training undertaken for 24 weeks.

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