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The effect of strength training and short-term detraining on maximum force and the rate of force development of older men

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by D Lovell, R Cuneo, Gregory Gass
This study examined the effect of strength training (ST) and short-term detraining on maximum force and rate of force development (RFD) in previously sedentary, healthy older men. Twenty-four older men (70...80 years) were randomly assigned to a ST group (n...12) and C group (control, n...12). Training consisted of three sets of six to ten repetitions on an incline squat at 70...90... of one repetition maximum three times per week for 16 weeks followed by 4 weeks of detraining. Regional muscle mass was assessed before and after training by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Training increased RFD, maximum bilateral isometric force, and force in 500 ms, upper leg muscle mass and strength above pre-training values (14, 25, 22, 7, 90..., respectively; P

History

Volume

109

Issue

3

Start Page

429

End Page

435

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1439-6327

ISSN

1439-6319

Location

Germany

Publisher

Springer

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Bond University (Gold Coast, Qld.); Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, Qld.); TBA Research Institute; University of the Sunshine Coast;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

European journal of applied physiology.

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