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Old September 19th, 2003, 13:33
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Strength Training Important in Elderly Women With Cardiac Disease

TITLE: Resistance Training on Physical Performance in Disabled Older Female Cardiac Patients

REF: Ades et al. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2003; 35(8):1265-1270 http://ipsapp003.lwwonline.com/cont.../3/abstract.htm

METHODS: 42 elderly women with coronary heart disease were studied for 6 months. Group 1 did resistence training at an intensity of 80% of the single rep maximum. Group 2 did light yoga and breathing exercises.

CONCLUSIONS: endurance, balance, coordination, and flexibility all improved in the resistance training group (Group 1).
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