STRENGTH | MUSCLE – TENDONS – AGING


1 RESEARCH ARTICLE


INFLUENCE OF EXERCISE INTENSITY ON TENDONS CHANGES WITH AGE – 2014


Jean-Francois Grosset, Leigh Breen, Claire E Stewart, Katherine E Burgess, Gladys L Onambélé
METHOD
– Participants were assigned to:

(1) low (LowR, ~40% 1RM) LowR, n=9, age 74±5 yrs
(2) high (High R, ~80% 1RM) HighR, n=8, age 68 ± 6 yrs
– intensity resistance training programs for 12 wks, 3×per wk
HIGHER RESISTANCE TRAINING INTENSITIES ↑ TENDON STIFFNESS
– With training tendon stiffness showed no significant change in the LowR group while it incremented by 57.7 % in the HighR group
– When prescribing exercise for a mixed genders elderly population, exercise intensities of ≤40 % 1RM may not be sufficient to affect tendon properties


 

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