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NERDS: Weights work for everyone.

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 pm

According to this study, neither age nor sex affects muscle volume response to whole-body strength training.

Abstract
OBJECTIVES:

To examine the possible influences of age and gender on muscle volume responses to strength training (ST).
DESIGN:

Prospective intervention study.
SETTING:

University of Maryland Exercise Science and Wellness Research Laboratories.
PARTICIPANTS:

Eight young men (age 20-30 years), six young women (age 20-30 years), nine older men (age 65-75 years), and ten older women (age 65-75 years).
INTERVENTION:

A 6-month whole-body ST program that exercised all major muscle groups of the upper and lower body 3 days/week.
MEASUREMENTS:

Thigh and quadriceps muscle volumes and mid-thigh muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging before and after the ST program.
RESULTS:

Thigh and quadriceps muscle volume increased significantly in all age and gender groups as a result of ST (P < .001), with no significant differences between the groups. Modest correlations were observed between both the change in quadriceps versus the change in total thigh muscle volume (r = 0.65; P < .001) and the change in thigh muscle volume versus the change in mid-thigh CSA (r = 0.76, P < .001).
CONCLUSIONS:

The results indicate that neither age nor gender affects muscle volume response to whole-body ST. Muscle volume, rather than muscle CSA, is recommended for studying muscle mass responses to ST.



https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/118 ... t=Abstract


So...Maybe you twinks should be lifting barbells after all?
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Re: NERDS: Weights work for everyone.

Post by Sangoma » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 am

Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 pm

The results indicate that neither age nor gender affects muscle volume response to whole-body ST.
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Re: NERDS: Weights work for everyone.

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:30 pm

Go on. You know you want to.
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Post by Sangoma » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:16 pm

It does sound sort of unbelievable, no? And against at least a few studies that found the opposite.
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Re: NERDS: Weights work for everyone.

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:00 am

Sangoma wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:16 pm
It does sound sort of unbelievable, no? And against at least a few studies that found the opposite.
Be more specific tho. I want to make sure I understand you.
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