Strength training at high versus low external resistance in older adults: effects on muscle volume, muscle strength, and force-velocity characteristics.

@article{Roie2013StrengthTA,
  title={Strength training at high versus low external resistance in older adults: effects on muscle volume, muscle strength, and force-velocity characteristics.},
  author={Evelien Van Roie and Christophe Delecluse and Walter Coudyzer and Steven Boonen and Ivan Bautmans},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={1351-61}
}
Muscle adaptations can be induced by high-resistance exercise. Despite being potentially more suitable for older adults, low-resistance exercise protocols have been less investigated. We compared the effects of high- and low-resistance training on muscle volume, muscle strength, and force-velocity characteristics. Fifty-six older adults were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of leg press and leg extension training at either HIGH (2×10-15 repetitions at 80% of one repetition maximum (1RM)), LOW (1… CONTINUE READING
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