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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181801d89
COLUMNS: Special Populations

Strength and Conditioning for Frail Persons

Mejia, Stephanie CSCS1; Sorace, Paul MS, CSCS2

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Abstract

FRAILTY IS A CONDITION SEEN PARTICULARLY IN OLDER PEOPLE AND IS CHARACTERIZED BY WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, MOOD DISTURBANCES, AND A VARIETY OF DISEASES AND/OR DISABILITIES. FRAILTY INCREASES THE RISK OF LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE AND EVEN DEATH. EXERCISE TRAINING HAS SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS FOR FRAIL PERSONS. THIS COLUMN SUMMARIZES FRAILTY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM FOR FRAIL PERSONS.

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