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Poster or Presentation Title

The Effects of a Self-Managed Exercise Program on Strength and Functional Capacity in Older Adults.

Location

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

8-4-2020 9:15 AM

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Through aging, the body naturally begins to lose overall strength and physical capacity, in large part due to a decline in muscle quality. Therefore, to offset the effects of aging, exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on muscle quality and increase both muscular strength and functional capabilities. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a self-managed exercise program on promoting strength and functional capacity in community dwelling older adults participating in the University of Lynchburg Active Aging Program (ULAAP). During the preliminary assessment, subjects were given the recommendation of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week along with two to three days of home based resistance exercise combined with balance exercises as seen fit. Strength was assessed through the hand grip test and functional capacity was assessed through the Timed Up and Go, 30-second Chair Stand, the 4 Square dynamic balance test.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jeffery Herrick
Dr. Sean Collins

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The Effects of a Self-Managed Exercise Program on Strength and Functional Capacity in Older Adults.

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Through aging, the body naturally begins to lose overall strength and physical capacity, in large part due to a decline in muscle quality. Therefore, to offset the effects of aging, exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on muscle quality and increase both muscular strength and functional capabilities. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a self-managed exercise program on promoting strength and functional capacity in community dwelling older adults participating in the University of Lynchburg Active Aging Program (ULAAP). During the preliminary assessment, subjects were given the recommendation of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week along with two to three days of home based resistance exercise combined with balance exercises as seen fit. Strength was assessed through the hand grip test and functional capacity was assessed through the Timed Up and Go, 30-second Chair Stand, the 4 Square dynamic balance test.