Seniors Getting Pumped

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A study examined “the effect of 26 weeks of low-load high-repetition resistance training (BodyPumpTM) on maximal strength, gait speed, balance and self-reported health status in healthy, active middle-aged and older adults.”  

This study divided seniors (over 55 years) into two groups, a control group and a group that “trained twice per week for 26 weeks.” At the end of the trial, researchers concluded that “low- load high-repetition resistance training in the form of BodyPumpTM is effective at improving maximal strength, gait speed and some aspects of standing balance in adults over 55 years. The training was well tolerated by the majority of participants.”  

 

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