CONCURRENT – REPS TO FAILURE? WITH ENDURANCE – AGING


1 RESEARCH ARTICLE


REPS TO FAILURE VS. NOT TO FAILURE DURING CONCURRENT TRAINING IN ELDERLY MEN – 2018


da Silva LXN1Cadore EL
METHOD
– 52 individuals (66.2 ± 5.2 yrs) completed the pre- and post-measurements and were divided into 3 groups:
A) repetitions to failure (RFG, n = 17)
B) repetitions not to failure (NFG, n = 20)
C) repetitions not to failure with total volume equalized to RFG (ENFG, n = 15)
– CT was performed over 12 weeks, twice weekly
– Along with each specific strength training program, each group also underwent an endurance training in the same session
CONCLUSION
– Repetitions until concentric failure does not provide further neuromuscular performance gains and muscle hypertrophy
– Even a low number of repetitions relative to the maximal possible (i.e., 50%) optimizes neuromuscular performance in elderly men

– Training volume appears to be more important for muscle hypertrophy than training using maximal repetitions


 

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