The Importance of Resistance Exercise Training to Combat Neuromuscular Aging

Kaleen M. Lavin, Brandon M. Roberts, Christopher Fry, Tatiana Moro, Blake Rasmussen, Marcas M. Bamman

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Abstract

Older adults undergoing age-related decrements in muscle health can benefit substantially from resistance exercise training, a potent stimulus for whole muscle and myofiber hypertrophy, neuromuscular performance gains, and improved functional mobility. With the use of advancing technologies, research continues to elucidate the mechanisms of and heterogeneity in adaptations to resistance exercise training beyond differences in exercise prescription. This review highlights the current knowledge in these areas and emphasizes knowledge gaps that require future attention of the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-122
Number of pages11
JournalPhysiology (Bethesda, Md.)
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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  • Physiology

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