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Improvement in muscular strength and aerobic capacities in elderly people occurs independently of physical training type or exercise model

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Title
Improvement in muscular strength and aerobic capacities in elderly people occurs independently of physical training type or exercise model
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Clinics, June 2019
DOI 10.6061/clinics/2019/e833
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Mari L Sbardelotto, Rochelle R Costa, Karine A Malysz, Giulia S Pedroso, Bárbara C Pereira, Helen R Sorato, Paulo C L Silveira, Renata T Nesi, Antônio J Grande, Ricardo A Pinho

Abstract

Progressive decline of physiological processes with aging is normal. Aging is also associated with decreased functional capacity and onset of many diseases. This study evaluated the changes in physical fitness (PF), body composition (BC), and lipid profile (LP) in elderly men completing different training protocols. Fifty-five men (age 60-80 years) were randomized into the following groups: without training, aerobic training on dry land, combined training on dry land, and combined training in water. Training was conducted for 8 weeks, and PF, LP, and BC were assessed at the beginning and end of the intervention. Significant improvements were observed in all parameters; however, combined programs on land or in water were more effective at improving strength and aerobic fitness. Combined exercise produced greater effects on BC and LP and some muscle fitness parameters; however, improvements in muscular and aerobic capacities occurred independently of exercise type or model. These results indicate that the effects of training occur regardless of training type or model, and are directly associated with training periodization, adherence, and regularity.

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Unknown 98 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 22%
Student > Master 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 4%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 27 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 25 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 8%
Neuroscience 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 37 38%