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This study shows the effect of short term resistance exercise in increasing muscle protein synthesis.
The same study was repeated using the same resistance training program but in a
program with physically frail 76 to 92 year old men and women. Results displayed increased muscle protein synthesis in vastus lateralis and increased knee extensor torque production. The females showed increased isokinetic strength by 6% and the men increased isometric strength by 22%. This long term study is significant because frail individuals gain benefits participating in resistance training safely. On a larger scale, the elderly population can have reduced risk to disability due to resistance training.
Along with resistance training, the benefits of power training can improve functional ability in older adults. The capacity to produce large forces sustainable over a short time depends on having high muscle power. One major benefit of muscular power is increased reactive ability, which translates to decreases of injury by falls. A study designed to assess the effectiveness of resistance training in improving muscle power had 25 adults aged …show more content…
Higher training intensities was a predictor that represents a greater level of absolute and relative improvements for fullbody strength capacity.
The volume of training is the total number of performance sets or resistance exercises that is a predictor of increased lean mass (Peterson et al,(2011).
Clinical practitioners can manipulate the amount of exercise prescribed by altering the total number of exercises, the number of sets performed each exercise and the frequency of training sessions (Peterson et al,(2011). Clinicians can adapt the session to individual demands and capacity for adaptable training volume that can potentially improve longterm adherence of exercise session. Considering the age of the population who has other health conditions, the older individuals must participate in exercise that ensure safety and medical clearance in supervised environment for beginners. The older adults can start with low dosage of 12 times per week to gain familiarization, and then gradually increase in training volumes and intensity to gain improvements in muscle hypertrophy and strength.