Comparing Power Training vs Strength Training on Physical Function in Older Adults

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: This systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 randomized clinical trials compared traditional strength training (lifting and lowering weights under control) with power training (lifting weights fast and lowering under control) for improving physical function in adults age 60 and older.

Authors: Anoop T. Balachandran, Ph.D., of the City University of New York in Flushing, New York, is the corresponding author.



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