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Geriatric Strength Training

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Geriatric Strength Training, Frailty Strength Training, Strength Training in the Elderly, Strength Training in the Older Adults

  • Indications
  • 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
  • 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