Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health

@article{Westcott2012ResistanceTI,
  title={Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health},
  author={Wayne L. Westcott},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={209–216}
}
  • W. Westcott
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Current Sports Medicine Reports
Inactive adults experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, accompanied by resting metabolic rate reduction and fat accumulation. Ten weeks of resistance training may increase lean weight by 1.4 kg, increase resting metabolic rate by 7%, and reduce fat weight by 1.8 kg. Benefits of resistance training include improved physical performance, movement control, walking speed, functional independence, cognitive abilities, and self-esteem. Resistance training may assist prevention and… Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
Due to age-related effects, the bone and cardiovascular health are damaged. Physical exercise and in particular the strength training has been proposed as a fundamental tool to these… Expand
ConditionsAging Well
InterventionBehavioral
Interventional Clinical Trial
As the primary objective, this study will evaluate the effectiveness, in terms of changes in physical strength, of a resistance training (RT) program consisting of brief bodyweight… Expand
ConditionsResistance Training
InterventionBehavioral
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