Aging Clinical and Experimental Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-019-01181-y LE T TER TO THE EDITOR Basic guide for the application of the main variables of resistance training in elderly 1 1 1 Bruno Bavaresco Gambassi · Max David Lopes dos Santos · Fabiano de Jesus Furtado Almeida Received: 31 December 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2019 © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019 Dear Editor, Options for performing resistance exercises—elastic bands, traditional bodybuilding machines, dumbbells, Resistance training (RT) may be seen as any exercise pro- and body weight; moting force movements against the opposition of some type • Types and order of exercises—analytical or basic; of resistance (e.g., elastic bands, traditional bodybuilding • Types of contractions most used—isometric or isotonic; machines, and body weight). It has been widely acknowl- • Contraction velocity—slow, moderate, or fast; edged by the scientific community that RT may provide sev - • Range of motion—complete or at a determinate angle; eral benefits for both healthy individuals and those affected • Rest—between sets, exercises, and sessions; by chronic degenerative diseases. These benet fi s are ensured • Strategies/methods most used for intensity control—% of when the main RT variables are handled properly and safely. RM, number of maximum repetitions, number of target In this sense, despite the recommendations from the repetitions associated with
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