Physical activity and effects of muscle training in the elderly.

  title={Physical activity and effects of muscle training in the elderly.},
  author={G Grimby},
  journal={Annals of clinical research},
  volume={20 1-2},
  • G Grimby
  • Published 1988 in Annals of clinical research
With aging, several functions related to the locomotor system will deteriorate. Still, there is a rather well-maintained adaptability for increasing physical activity and for training in the elderly with respect to strength as well as endurance. Part of the observed reduction in muscle function with age could therefore be caused by inactivity. Evidently, however, there is a reduction in muscle mass with age due to loss of motor units. Muscle strength and aerobic power will fall fairly… CONTINUE READING