¿pueden los programas de entrenamiento de resistencia con banda elástica mitigar el aumento de peso durante las vacaciones y mejorar la fuerza de agarre de las manos en mujeres mayores?

Translated title of the contribution: Can elastic band resistance training programs mitigate holiday weight gain and improve hand-grip strength in older women?

Rubén López, Paula Cisternas-Vallejos, Yesenia Devaud, Rodrigo Muñoz-Cofré, Alejandro Gómez-Bruton, PABLO JOSE LIZANA ARCE

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Abstract

SUMMARY: This study evaluated the effect of resistance exercise training (RET) on body composition and muscle strength in 16 older women during summer holidays (70.5 ± 8.4 years old; Range 60-87). Exercise sessions were carried out for twelve weeks, two sessions per week, with 60 minutes of exercise per session. We measured body mass index (BMI), fat mass percentage (FM%, by bioimpedance) and grip strength with a dynamometer before and after the intervention. The participants showed a significant increase in BMI (p<0.05), FM% (p<0.001), and a significant gain in grip strength (p<0.05). The RET program could be an important strategy for improving strength for older women, but we would suggest combining it with other interventions, such as aerobic exercises with gradually increasing intensity and nutrition interventions, in order to maintain a steady weight during holiday periods.

Translated title of the contributionCan elastic band resistance training programs mitigate holiday weight gain and improve hand-grip strength in older women?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1173-1178
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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