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Frequency of combined resistance and aerobic training in older women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22996024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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 (FTs) in women older than 60 years. Sixty-three women were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 exercise training groups. Group 1 performed 1 resistance exercise training (RET) and 1 aerobic exercise training (AET) session per week (AET/RET 1 × wk); group 2 performed 2 RET and 2 AET sessions per week (AET/RET 2 × wk); and group 3 performed 3 RET and 3 AET sessions per week (AET/RET 3 × wk). MS, CF, and FT measurements were made pretraining and 16 weeks posttraining. Repeated-measures analysis of variance indicated a significant time effect for changes in MS, CF, and FT, such that all improved after training. However, there were no significant training group or training group × time interactions. Sixteen weeks of combined AET/RET (1 × wk, 2 × wk, or 3 × 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.
Authors:
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; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-24     Completed Date:  2014-03-26     Revised Date:  2014-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1868-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absorptiometry, Photon
Aged
Body Composition
Body Mass Index
Electrocardiography
Exercise Test
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Muscle Strength / physiology
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Resistance Training / methods*
Spirometry
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30 DK056336/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; P30 DK079626/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; P30-DK56336/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01 AG027084/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01AG027084-01/AG/NIA NIH HHS; T32 DK062710/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; T32DK062710-07/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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