Volume 3, Issue 1 (Autumn 2016)                   2016, 3(1): 62-75 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Negaresh R, Ranjbar R, Habibi A, Gharibvand M M. The effects of eight weeks of resistance training on some muscle hypertrophy and physiological parameters in elderly men. Journal of Geriatric Nursing 2016; 3 (1) :62-75
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-197-en.html
Department of physical education, Shahid Cahmran University, Ahvaz , raoof.negaresh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (7724 Views)

Introduction and purpose: Sarcopenia is associated with reduced muscle mass, declined strength and pulmonary function in old age. The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of eight weeks resistance training on hypertrophy and physiologic parameters among elderly man.

Martials and methods: 24 elderly male subjects were randomly divided into two groups: experimental (n = 13) and controls (n = 11). Experimental group participated in resistance training programs 3 days a week for 8 weeks while; no exercise program was offered to controls.

We measured muscle volume by CT scan, FVC and FEV1 by spirometry.  Aerobic and anaerobic powers were evaluated before and after the training period.

Findings: The results showed that the sectional area (p=0/001) and muscle volume (p=0/004), were increased in the experimental group. In addition, subjects in experimental group had higher FVC (p=0/001) and FEV1 (p=0/001), aerobic power (p=0/001), upper body (p=0/001) and lower (p=0/001) anaerobic power compared to controls.

Conclusion: Eight weeks of resistance training lead to enhanced muscle volume which may eventually improve physiological factors among elderly men. Therefore, resistance trainings can be considered as effective and safe programs to mitigate sarcopenia among elderly.

Full-Text [PDF 222 kb]   (5501 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/10/3 | Accepted: 2016/11/19 | Published: 2016/12/10

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2023 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Journal of Geriatric Nursing

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb