International Journal of Exercise Science 10(8): 1208-1225, 2017. The primary purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of Handheld Resistive Exercise Device (HRED) training on wellness outcomes in older adults. A secondary purpose was to assess the utilization of an HRED in older adult fitness program. A group of healthy, active older adults (N=28, 76.6 ± 6.7 years old) volunteered to complete a 10-week HRED training program. Pre- and post-intervention changes were evaluated for muscular strength, static balance, mobility, fall-efficacy, and self-efficacy for activities of daily living. Significant improvement was seen in muscular strength (grip strength, p < 0.01), mobility (TUG time, p <0.01), and self-efficacy for jogging (p = 0.036) and push-ups (p = 0.045). Most of participants (92.9%) indicated that they would like to continue exercising with the HRED. A 10-week HRED exercise program produced some improvement on wellness outcomes in older adults and the HRED is an acceptable fitness device for this population.
Clocksin, Brian D.; Harrison, Ryan; and Douglas, Andrew
"The Efficacy of Handheld Resistive Exercise Device (HRED) Training on Wellness Outcomes in Older Adults,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 10
8, Pages 1208 - 1225.
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