The effects of 16-week walking and 16-week weight-training programs on the performance of men and women ages 65-77 on the Ross Information Processing Assessment

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Jamie Lynn Moul (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Bert Goldman

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to determine if performance on the Ross Information Processing Assessment (RIPA) by older adults is altered by 16-week walking and weight-training programs. Forty-four, nondiseased, inactive male and female subjects participated in the study (mean age = 69.1 ± 0.45 years). Pre- and posttraining data was obtained utilizing a maximal graded treadmill test, an isokinetic assessment of knee extensor strength and elbow flexor strength, and the RIPA. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups, a walking group, a weight-training group, or a placebo control group. The walking group met five days per week walking for thirty minutes at 60% of their heart rate reserve. Walking time was increased two minutes each week until 40 minutes was achieved.

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Language: English
Date: 1993
Physical fitness for older people
Exercise for older people
Bodybuilding for older people

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