STRENGTH | MUSCLE – RESISTANCE TRAINING – AGING – POWERPOINT PRESENTATION


POWERPOINT AT SLIDESHARE – HATTERSLEY & KHAN – 2018


Strength Training For Older Populations Chris Hattersley & Kaseem Khan

• Our backgrounds and approach. • Background on the ageing population. • Health benefits of strength training. • Psychosoc...

Chris Hattersley • BSc Sport & Exercise Science • MSc Strength & Conditioning • UKSCA Accredited S & C Coach • NSCA Accred...


Our Approach S & C - Programme design - Exercise selection - Varied training techniques. Exercise Science - Data collectio...Our Aims We have three key goals: • Run a evidenced based intervention for older people. • Educate practitioners and creat...

Background Information • Currently 10 million people over age 65 in the UK, this will double to ~20 million by 2033 (Crack...


Strength Levels through the lifespan • Decline starts at 45 with major drops at 65 and 80, accelerates more rapidly with d...

Musculoskeletal Aging • Denervation of high threshold motor units and rate of force development is reduced. • Anabolic hor...

Cognitive Ageing • Cognitive function begins to deteriorate at 45y. • Increased chance of cerebrovascular disease. • The b...


Psychosocial Effects • Amount of movement / ability to move is highly correlated to life expectancy. • Lack of strength im...

Quality of life A compromised movement systems leads to:- • Cardiorespiratory decline • Increase risk of chronic illness (...

Cultural Effects • How do we view elderly people in society? • Different cultures perceptions • Economic – grey pound, sil...


Health Benefits • Strength training has numerous unique benefits in healthy and clinical groups. • Elevated muscle mass le...

Current Guidelines ‘Physical activities that strengthen muscles involve using body weight or working against a resistance....

Programming Requirements • Progressive loading • Compound movements • Cognitive loading • Multi- Movement • Neuroplasticit...


Existing Research There is currently research on all the following areas with elderly participants: Hypertrophy Power Stre...

Conclusions • Needs to target early prevention aiming for a high peak strength level by age 45 and then a slow decline aft...

Please follow our social media channels to see how we put all these methods into practice! @strengthforlifecampaign @stren...


References • Cracknell, R., 2010. The ageing population. Key issues for the new parliament, p.44. • Cruz-Jentoft, A.J., La...

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