“No pharmacological or behavioral intervention to reverse sarcopenia has proven to be as efficacious as resistance training” .
Both resistance training and aerobic training have been shown to have positive effects, however resistance training is likely to be more beneficial due to the beneficial effects on skeletal muscle [1,2].
- Improves strength & decreased frailty in very old persons
- Effects can be maintained for 1 year (with continued exercise)
- Can improve gait speed and walking distance
- Increases strength more than muscle size
- Disuse results in rapid deterioration
- May improve gait speed
- May improve quality of life (QOL) years
- Rolland et al., J Nutr Health Aging 2008
- Morley et al., JAMDA, 2010