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Geriatric Strength Training

Aka: Geriatric Strength Training, Frailty Strength Training, Strength Training in the Elderly, Strength Training in the Older Adults
  1. See Also
    1. Geriatric Balance Training
    2. Exercise in the Elderly
    3. Exercise Prescription
    4. Frailty
  2. Indications
    1. Frailty
  3. Approach
    1. Perform on 2-3 non-consecutive days per week
    2. Goal is moderate intensity activity
    3. Each session is composed of 8-10 Exercises that focus on major Muscle groups
    4. Perform at least one set of 8-15 repetitions per Exercise
    5. Gradually increase weight and repetitions as tolerated over time
  4. Protocol: Strength Exercises (examples)
    1. Sitting to standing
    2. Heel Lifts
    3. Toe Lifts
    4. Lunges
    5. Front arm Raises
    6. Side arm Raises
    7. Wall Push Ups
  5. References
    1. Allison (2021) Am Fam Physician 103(4): 219-26 [PubMed]

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