The biomechanical mechanism of how strength and power training improves walking speed in old adults remains unknown.

@article{Beijersbergen2013TheBM,
  title={The biomechanical mechanism of how strength and power training improves walking speed in old adults remains unknown.},
  author={Chantal M I Beijersbergen and Urs Granacher and Anthony A. Vandervoort and Paul Devita and Tibor Hortob{\'a}gyi},
  journal={Ageing research reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={618-27}
}
Maintaining and increasing walking speed in old age is clinically important because this activity of daily living predicts functional and clinical state. We reviewed evidence for the biomechanical mechanisms of how strength and power training increase gait speed in old adults. A systematic search yielded only four studies that reported changes in selected gait biomechanical variables after an intervention. A secondary analysis of 20 studies revealed an association of r(2)=0.21 between the 22… CONTINUE READING