Strength training improves submaximum cardiovascular performance in older men.

@article{Lovell2009StrengthTI,
  title={Strength training improves submaximum cardiovascular performance in older men.},
  author={Dale Ingham Lovell and Ross Cuneo and Greg C. Gass},
  journal={Journal of geriatric physical therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={117-24}
}
PURPOSE To determine if 16 weeks of strength training can improve the cardiovascular function of older men during submaximum aerobic exercise. METHODS Twenty four men aged 70-80 yr were randomly assigned to a strength training (ST; n = 12) and control group (C; n = 12). Training consisted of 3 sets of 6 - 10 repetitions at 70% to 90% of 1RM, 3 times per week, on an incline squat machine for 16 weeks, followed by 4 weeks detraining. Leg strength and maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) were… CONTINUE READING