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Training the Older Adult

May 14, 2021

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Hayley Legg, the NSCA Provincial Director for Saskatoon and senior lecturer at St. Mary’s University in London, presents on training the older adult. This includes considerations during the aging process, training implications across the spectrum, and the role of the strength and conditioning practitioner.

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Resistance Training Progressions for the Older Adult – Deadlifts

November 12, 2021

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This article details the proper pick up, or deadlift, technique for the older adult, including progressions of three exercises that can aid in their ability to perform them properly.

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Resistance Training for the Aging Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach

March 25, 2013

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Brent Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainer conference on the evidence supporting resistance training for older adults.

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Training Considerations for Swimming in Older Adults

June 1, 2017

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Swimming is a form of exercise that has minimal impact on body joints as it applies a lower amount of stress compared to other popular activities, such as walking. This article offers different methods of swimming that improve overall health aimed for the maturing adult.

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Resistance Training for the Older Client – Should They Press, Squat, and Deadlift?

April 30, 2021

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This article discusses the importance of resistance training for older adults and considerations that personal trainers need to be aware of when working with this population.

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Resistance Training for the Older Adult – Progressions to Achieve an Overhead Press

February 4, 2022

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This purpose of this article is to supply personal trainers with resistance training techniques, progressions, and cues that can assist their clients in overcoming sarcopenia and to eventually press to the overhead position pain free and with confidence.

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Resistance Exercise Preserves Physical Function of Older Adults—Implications for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

October 15, 2018

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Older adults who desire to remain physically active at work, recreation, or sport can improve muscular strength, physical performance, and injury prevention if engaged in a properly designed resistance exercise program. The programming considerations presented herein may serve as a useful reference for strength and conditioning professionals working closely with active older adults.

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Fall Prevention Program Recommendations for an Aging Population

August 5, 2022

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This article will discuss the role of strength training, stretching, and functional mobility exercises in reducing falls in older adults and provide a guide for creating a program.

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Position statements are official statements of the NSCA on topics related to strength and conditioning and exercise science. All NSCA Position Statements are published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research® and free to the public.

Rebranding Resistance Training for Older Adults Using Ratings of Perceived Exertion

September 9, 2019

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This article discusses the ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) scales and how to educate older clients to utilize them, as well as how to monitor and safely progress their training intensity.

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