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Frequency of Combined Resistance and Aerobic Training in Older Women.
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PMID:  22996024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE:: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal frequency of combined aerobic and resistance training for improving muscular strength (MS), cardiovascular fitness (CF), and functional tasks (FT) in women over 60 yrs of age. METHODS:: Sixty-three women were randomly assigned to one of 3 exercise training groups. Group 1 performed one resistance training (RET) and one aerobic training (AET) session per week (AET/RET 1 x wk),; Group 2 performed two RET and two AET sessions per week (AET/RET 2 x wk),; and Group 3 performed three RET and three AET sessions per week (AET/RET 3 x wk) MS, CF, and FT measurements were made pre- and 16-wks post-training. RESULTS:: Repeated-measures ANOVA indicated a significant time effect for changes in MS, CF, and FT, such that all improved following training. However, there were no significant training group or training group*time interactions. CONCLUSION:: 16-wks of combined AET/RET (1 x wk, 2 x wk, or 3 x wk) lead to significant improvements in MS, CF, exercise economy, and FT. However, there were no significant differences for MS, CF or FT outcomes between groups.
Gordon Fisher; John P McCarthy; Paul A Zuckerman; David R Bryan; C Scott Bickel; Gary R Hunter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Nutrition Sciences 2Department of Human Studies 3Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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