Volume 24, Issue 156 (6-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 24(156): 49-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghasempour H, Sadeghi H, Tabatabai Ghomshe F. The Effects of Eight Weeks Muscular Endurance Training on some Kinematics Gait Parameters in Male Elderly. RJMS. 2017; 24 (156) :49-55
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3121-en.html
MA Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Regarding the consequences of aging and the elderly, we can refer to gait speed reduction, functional disorder and power reduction. The current study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of eight weeks of muscular endurance trainings on the orderly's gait kinematic parameters.
Methods: In the current semi-experimental study, two elderly groups consisting of 18 male participants were divided into control group (average and standard deviation age of: 63.33±1.33 years, height: 1.69±5.83 and weight: 80.26±6.41 kilograms) and experimental group (average age deviation: 64.57±2.88, height: 168±4.26 and weight: 73.84±6.17 kilograms). The experimental group took part in training sessions for eight weeks (two sessions a week) while the control group did not take any treatment. Using Vicon 460, both experimental and control groups were tested based on the parameters before and after the training session. Relatively, the depended and independent sample t tests were used to assess and compare changes within and between groups, at the level of 0.05.
Results: There was a significant increase of the step length and gait speed in the experimental group. However, except for the step length, both experimental and control groups showed no significant difference in other parameters.
Conclusion: Regarding the obtained results, muscular endurance trainings can be used to improve the elderly's step length and gait speed. This improvement maybe is resulted from the muscular improvement and balance leading to longer steps and more speed.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Sports Medicine

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