Suspension Exercise for Older Adults

by: Christian J. Thompson, PhD

Use a multimodal approach to help aging adult clients regain key functional abilities.

Suspension exercise (SE) is a popular way to get fit for many people, and it’s no secret as to why. This method of exercise, where an apparatus attached to a single overhead anchor point supports the hands or feet, offers numerous benefits. Due to its popularity and the results people see from performing SE, programming has evolved to a point where fitness professionals are introducing it to their older-adult clients in the 65–80 and older age range.

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IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 5

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Christian J. Thompson, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter