Weight training improves walking endurance in healthy elderly persons.

@article{Ades1996WeightTI,
  title={Weight training improves walking endurance in healthy elderly persons.},
  author={Philip A. Ades and Douglas L. Ballor and Takamaru Ashikaga and J L Utton and K. Sreekumaran Nair},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={568-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a resistance-training program on walking endurance in a healthy, community-dwelling elderly population. DESIGN 12- week randomized, controlled trial comparing a resistance- training group with a nonexercising control group. SETTING Hospital-affiliated outpatient exercise facility. PATIENTS 24 healthy men and women who were 65 years of age or older (mean age +/-SD, 70.4 +/- 4 years; range, 65 to 79 years). MEASUREMENTS The primary outcome variable was… CONTINUE READING