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Anabolic Responses to Weight Training

Friday, December 02, 2005

Anabolic responses to resistance training in older men and women: a brief review.

Galvao DA, Newton RU, Taaffe DR. School of Biomedical and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Resistance training has been shown to be the most effective exercise mode to induce anabolic adaptations in older men and women. Advances in imaging techniques and histochemistry have increased the ability to detect such changes, confirming the high level of adaptability that remains in aging skeletal muscle. This brief review presents a summary of the resistance-training studies that directly compare chronic anabolic responses to training in older (>60 years) men and women. Sixteen studies are summarized, most of which indicate similar relative anabolic responses between older men and women after resistance training. Relatively small sample sizes in most of the interventions limited their ability to detect significant sex differences and should be considered when interpreting these studies. Future research should incorporate larger sample sizes with multiple measurement time points for anabolic responses.
posted by Frank Mori, Friday, December 02, 2005