Resistance and aerobic training in older men: effects on VO2peak and the capillary supply to skeletal muscle.

  title={Resistance and aerobic training in older men: effects on VO2peak and the capillary supply to skeletal muscle.},
  author={Russell T. Hepple and S. L. M. Mackinnon and Jack M. Goodman and S G Thomas and Michael J. Plyley},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={82 4},
Both aerobic training (AT) and resistance training (RT) may increase aerobic power (VO2peak) in the older population; however, the role of changes in the capillary supply in this response has not been evaluated. Twenty healthy men (age 65-74 yr) engaged in either 9 wk of lower body RT followed by 9 wk of AT on a cycle ergometer (RT-->AT group) or 18 wk of AT on a cycle ergometer (AT-->AT group). RT was performed three times per week and consisted of three sets of four exercises at 6-12… 

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