Cody Sipe

Cody Sipe

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Senior Strength: A Scientific Update

Strength training is widely considered to be the most effective intervention to improve functional capacity in older individuals but yet there are many different types of training paradigms that are used and being promoted. Do we use high loads or low loads? Primary lifts, functional moves or machines? Is our goal strength, power, speed or something else?. In this session we will review some key scientific papers to determine the role that strength training can play and the different methods that can be used. Special attention will be given to applying this evidence to different types of older clients.


1. Describe the relationship of strength to functional ability in old age

2. Discuss the evidence regarding the benefits of different types of resistance training to improve function in older adults

3. Use the Hierarchy of Functional Aging to determine the most effective approaches to strength training for different types of clients


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