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Older Women and Weight Training

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Older women and weight training

In a study on older women and weight training, researchers found that participants experienced more pleasure and fewer feelings of effort during weight training when resistance was at a moderate level. Study subjects were ages 62–70. The findings are set forth in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (2022; doi:10.1007/s40520-021-02062-z).

See also: Muscle Strength in Older Women



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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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