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Resistance Training using Low Cost Elastic Tubing is Equally Effective to Conventional Weight Machines in Middle-Aged to Older Healthy Adults: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Lima, Fabiano F. [1] ; Camillo, Carlos A. [2, 3] ; Gobbo, Luis A. [4] ; Trevisan, Iara B. [1] ; Nascimento, Wesley B. B. M. [1] ; Silva, Bruna S. A. [1] ; Lima, Manoel C. S. ; Ramos, Dionei [1] ; Ramos, Ercy M. C. [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP Presidente Prudente, Dept Physioterapy, Rua Roberto Simonsen, 305, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Rehabil Sci, Leuven - Belgium
[3] Univ Hosp Leuven, Resp Div & Rehabilit, Leuven - Belgium
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Phys Educ, Presidente Prudente - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE; v. 17, n. 1, p. 153-160, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The objectives of the study were to compare the effects of resistance training using either a low cost and portable elastic tubing or conventional weight machines on muscle force, functional exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in middle-aged to older healthy adults. In this clinical trial twenty-nine middle-aged to older healthy adults were randomly assigned to one of the three groups a priori defined: resistance training with elastic tubing (ETG; n = 10), conventional resistance training (weight machines) (CTG; n = 9) and control group (CG, n = 10). Both ETG and CTG followed a 12-week resistance training (3x/week - upper and lower limbs). Muscle force, functional exercise capacity and HRQOL were evaluated at baseline, 6 and 12 weeks. CG underwent the three evaluations with no formal intervention or activity counseling provided. ETG and CTG increased similarly and significantly muscle force (Delta 16-44% in ETG and Delta 25-46% in CTG, p < 0.05 for both), functional exercise capacity (ETG Delta 4 +/- 4% and CTG Delta 6 +/- 8%; p < 0.05 for both). Improvement on ``pain{''} domain of HRQOL could only be observed in the CTG (Delta 21 +/- 26% p = 0.037). CG showed no statistical improvement in any of the variables investigated. Resistance training using elastic tubing (a low cost and portable tool) and conventional resistance training using weight machines promoted similar positive effects on peripheral muscle force and functional exercise capacity in middle-aged to older healthy adults. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/08011-4 - Effects of resistance training with elastic tubing in muscular strength, functional capacity, systemic inflammatory response and quality of life of adult insufficiently active
Grantee:Fabiano Francisco de Lima
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master