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High-Speed Resistance Training in Elderly People: A New Approach Toward Counteracting Age-Related Functional Capacity Loss

Marques, Mário C. PhD; Izquierdo, Mikel PhD; Pereira, Ana PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 23–29
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31828ba884
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ABSTRACT: STRENGTH AND HIGH-VELOCITY MOVEMENTS ARE 2 ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS IN AGING HEALTH IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A NEW APPROACH AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STRENGTH AND POWER IN THE ELDERLY POPULATION.

Research Centre for Sport, Health and Human Development, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal

Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding: Supported in part by the Spanish Department of Health and Institute Carlos III of the Government of Spain [Spanish Net on Aging and frailty; (RETICEF)], Department of Health of the Government of Navarre, and Economy and Competitivity Department of the Government of Spain, under grants numbered RD12/0043/0002, 87/2010, and DEP2011-24105, respectively. This project is also funded in part by the European Commission (FP7-Health, Project reference: 278803).

Mário C. Marques is a Professor in the Department of Sport Sciences at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal.

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Mikel Izquierdo is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the Public University of Navarre, Spain.

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Ana Pereira is a doctoral student in the in Department of Sport Sciences at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douto.

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