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Blood Flow Restriction for Strength Training in Older Adults without High Loads

Research Review: Blood Flow Restriction Allows for Strength Training in Older Adults without Requiring High Loads

Centner C, et al. (2019) Effects of blood flow restriction training on muscular strength and hypertrophy in older individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Med;49:95-108. Introduction Applying tourniquets or inflatable cuffs at the proximal portion of a limb–referred to as blood-flow restriction (BFR)– during low-load (LL) [20-to-30% of one repetition maximum (1RM) resistance training…
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Research Review: Comparing Free Weights and Machine Training for Older Adults

Schott N, et al. Effects of free weights and machine training on muscular strength in high-functioning older adults. Exp. Gerontology. Vol. 122;15-24. 2019. Introduction The decrease of muscle mass (sarcopenia), strength and muscular power (dynapenia) are physiological processes of aging, in particular with the onset of the sixth decade. There is ample evidence that resistance…
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