Eur J Appl Physiol 2020 Oct 22;120(10):2223-2232. Epub 2020 Jul 22.
MUSCULAB, Laboratory of Neuromuscular Adaptations to Resistance Training, Department of Physical Education, Federal University of São Carlos, UFSCar, Rod. Washington Luiz, km 235-SP 310, São Carlos, SP, 13565-905, Brazil.
Purpose: We compared the effects of suspension training (ST) with traditional resistance training (TRT) on muscle mass, strength and functional performance in older adults.
Methods: Forty-two untrained older adults were randomized in TRT, ST (both performed 3 sets of whole body exercises to muscle failure) or control group (CON). Muscle thickness (MT) of biceps brachii (MT) and vastus lateralis (MT), maximal dynamic strength test (1RM) for biceps curl (1RM) and leg extension exercises (1RM), and functional performance tests (chair stand [CS], timed up and go [TUG] and maximal gait speed [MGS]) were performed before and after 12 weeks of training. Read More