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Effect of aging on human muscle architecture.
The effect of aging on human gastrocnemius medialis (GM) muscle architecture was evaluated by comparing morphometric measurements on 14 young (aged 27-42 yr) and on 16 older (aged 70-81 yr)Expand
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Strength and power changes of the human plantar flexors and knee extensors in response to resistance training in old age.
AIM The aim of the present study was to assess and compare the improvements of muscle strength and power induced by a 16-week resistive programme in a population of 16 older men aged 65-81 years. Expand
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Plantar flexor activation capacity and H reflex in older adults: adaptations to strength training.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the voluntary neural drive and the excitability of the reflex arc could be modulated by training, even in old age. To this aim, the effects of aExpand
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Resistance training of long duration modulates force and unloaded shortening velocity of single muscle fibres of young women.
The aim of the present study was to clarify the impact of long term (1 year) resistance training (RT) on structure and function of single muscle fibres of vastus lateralis in young female subjects.Expand
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Gender‐specific Effect of Obesity on Balance
Obesity modifies the body geometry by adding mass to different regions and it influences the biomechanics of activities of daily living. Weight influences postural stability, but there is noExpand
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Effects of obesity and chronic low back pain on gait
BackgroundObesity is often associated with low back pain (LBP). Despite empirical evidence that LBP induces gait abnormalities, there is a lack of quantitative analysis of the combined effect ofExpand
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Reference values for the 6-Min Walking Test in obese subjects
Purpose: The 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT) is widely used to measure the performance in various chronic conditions, such as in obese subjects. Reference equations for predicting distance walked duringExpand
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Center of pressure displacements during gait initiation in individuals with obesity
BackgroundObesity is known to affect balance and gait pattern increasing the risk of fall and injury as compared to the lean population. Such risk is particularly high during postural transitions.Expand
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Short‐term HIIT and Fatmax training increase aerobic and metabolic fitness in men with class II and III obesity
To compare the effects of two different 2‐week‐long training modalities [continuous at the intensity eliciting the maximal fat oxidation (Fatmax) versus high‐intensity interval training (HIIT)] inExpand
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Long-term resistance training improves force and unloaded shortening velocity of single muscle fibres of elderly women
Four elderly women (78 ± 4.3 years) were resistance trained (RT) for one year and needle biopsies of the vastus lateralis muscle were taken pre- and post-RT. A training intensity of 60%Expand
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