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Influence of exercise intensity on the tendon mechanical properties of older individuals.

Burgess, K.E.; Breen, L.; Stewart, C.E.; Onambele, G.L.

Authors

L. Breen

C.E. Stewart

G.L. Onambele



Abstract

Approximately one-third of people aged over 65 fall at least once a year and about half of these do so recurrently. The ability to maintain balance or stability has previously been associated with lower limb tendon structural and mechanical properties, with stiffer tendon structures associated with increased balance ability (Onambele et al., 2006: Journal of Applied Physiology, 100, 2048–2056). Increased tendon compliance is not an irreversible ageing effect. It has been shown that following 14 weeks high intensity resistance training (~80% one repetition maximum (1RM)), tendon stiffness was increased in an elderly population (Reeves et al., 2003: Journal of Physiology, 548, 971–981). However, the majority of resistance exercise prescribed for an elderly population is of lower intensity than 80% 1RM. It is possible that this lower intensity resistance exercise does not produce the required stimulus for tendon adaptation.

Citation

BURGESS, K.E., BREEN, L., STEWART, C.E. and ONAMBELE, G.I. 2011. Influence of exercise intensity on the tendon mechanical properties of older individuals. Journal of sports science [online], 29(supplement 2): abstracts of 2011 BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) conference, 5-8 September 2011, Colchester, UK, pages s98-s99. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.609363

Journal Article Type Extended Abstract
Conference Name 2011 BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) conference
Conference Location Colchester, UK
Online Publication Date Dec 12, 2011
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Deposit Date Feb 22, 2024
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2024
Journal Journal of sports sciences
Print ISSN 0264-0414
Electronic ISSN 1466-447X
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue supplement 2
Article Number PC53
Pages S98-S99
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.609363
Keywords Physical therapy; Sports therapy and rehabilitation; Orthopedics; Sports medicine
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2249931

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