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Resistance Training for the Older Adult: Manipulating Training Variables to Enhance Muscle Strength

Galvão Daniel A. MScApp; Taaffe, Dennis R. PhD, FACSM
Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2005
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Resistance training has been shown to reliably and substantially enhance muscle function in older adults and these improvements can be accompanied by improved functional performance. Training variables should be manipulated to enhance muscle strength and minimize injury risks in this population.

Daniel A. Galvão is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Dennis R. Taaffe is a senior lecturer in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

© 2005 National Strength and Conditioning Association