Speed-power based training in the elderly and its potential for daily movement function enhancement

  • Nejc Šarabon | nejc.sarabon@fvz.upr.si University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola; Innorenew CoE, Izola; S2P, Science to practice, Laboratory for Motor Control and Motor Behaviour, Ljubljana, Slovenia. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0747-3735
  • Darjan Smajla University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola, Slovenia; Innorenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia.
  • Žiga Kozinc University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izola; University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institire, Koper, Slovenia.
  • Helmut Kern Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Electrical Stimulation and Physical Rehabilitation, Vienna; Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prim. Dr. H Kern GmbH, Amstetten, Slovenia.

Abstract

Resistance exercise is widely recommended strategy to improve functional ability and quality of life of the elderly. Novel resistance exercises approaches, such as flywheel exercise have recently emerged as superior alternatives to traditional methods. Eccentic exercise methods are well documented to elicit different and often the more pronounced effect on physical ability and function of the elderly. By reviewing the relevant scientific literature, we found that only limited studies have investigated the effects of flywheel exercise in the elderly, however, the results are very promising. Thus, more research is desired to explore the effect of flywheel exercise type in elderly individuals.

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2020-04-01
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Focus on 30 Years of Translational Mobility Medicine - Communications
Keywords:
older adults, seniors, strength, power, training
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Šarabon, N., Smajla, D., Kozinc, Žiga, & Kern, H. (2020). Speed-power based training in the elderly and its potential for daily movement function enhancement. European Journal of Translational Myology, 30(1), 125-128. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2019.8898