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Effects of a 12-week resistive training program in the home using the body bar on dynamic and absolute strength of middle-age women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8337057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Guidelines published by the American College of Sports Medicine indicate that resistive training should be an integral part of an adult fitness program. Most adults will find it difficult to train resistively regularly unless they train in their own homes using simple, inexpensive equipment. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which participation in a 12-week resistive training program using the Body Bar, a simple, inexpensive resistive training device, in the home improves dynamic and absolute strength of middle-age women compared to similar women engaged in a walking program. A pretest-midtest-posttest design was employed with subjects randomly assigned to either a resistive (n = 30) or a walking (control) group (n = 30). All subjects were tested on measures of dynamic and absolute strength. Resistive trainers performed significantly better than the controls across the 12-week training period on all strength variables even with statistical control for potential confounders. Number of workouts performed and average intensity of each workout were both significant predictors of strength improvements among the resistive trainers.
R Mortell; L Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-24     Completed Date:  1993-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Brigham Young University.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction*
Physical Education and Training*
Physical Endurance
Physical Fitness / psychology*
Social Environment*
Weight Lifting / psychology*

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