Effects of Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction on Muscle Strength and Biomarkers in Older People: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials

SUMMARY Background. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a technique that utilizes inflatable cuffs to partially restrict arterial inflow and modulate venous flow in the active musculature through gradual mechanical compression. Objective. This systematic review aimed to analyze the effects of resistance training (RT) with BFR on muscle strength and biomarkers in older individuals. Methods. This … Continued

The “Fat or Fit Paradox” in Postmenopausal Women: A Cross-Sectional Study on the Association Between Skeletal Muscle Mass, Adiposity, and Muscle Strength

SUMMARY Background. The “Fat or Fit Paradox” denotes an intriguing association between muscle mass and adiposity in older individuals, challenging conventional beliefs on health and fitness. This investigation seeks to elucidate this paradoxical relationship in a cohort of postmenopausal women. Methods. In a cross-sectional study, we assessed the correlation between skeletal muscle mass and body … Continued

The Effects of Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation on Pain, Function, Muscle Strength and Muscle Architecture in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies

SUMMARY Background. Knowing the effects of neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES) and exercise used in shoulder rehabilitation on muscle architecture, pain, muscle strength and quality of life will enable a more accurate and effective treatment plan for patients with rotator cuff tendinopathies (RCT). The aim of this prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled study was to evaluate the effects of NMES combined … Continued

Intervention Treating Kinetic Chain Factors versus Heavy-Slow Resistance Training in Athletes with Patellar Tendinopathy: Protocol for a Randomized Blind Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Introduction. Heavy Slow Resistance Training (HSR) is one of the most recommended interventions for the treatment of patellar tendinopathy (PT). However, the HSR protocol does not address known risk factors for PT. Athletes with PT have been shown to have stiff jump-landings, decreased ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and hip extensors strength compared to asymptomatic athletes. This study … Continued

Local, Distal, Proximal, and Contralateral Effects of Low-Load Blood Flow Restriction Training on Upper Extremity Neuromuscular Performance of Healthy Women: a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Protocol

SUMMARY Introduction. Low-load blood flow restriction (BFR) training may induce positive neuromuscular adaptations, but proximal BFR effects are unclear. This study aims to investigate chronic effects of low-load resistance training (LLRT) with BFR on upper extremity neuromuscular performance of healthy women. Methods. This protocol for clinical trial will include 78 volunteers randomized into three groups of 26 participants: LLRT … Continued

Tai Chi and Yoga Performance Prior to Eccentric Exercise Benefits Older Adults with Chronic Conditions. A Pilot Study

SUMMARY Background. Previous research indicates that eccentric contraction (ECC) exercise training was more effective for improving the muscle strength, mobility, balance, and postural stability of older adults compared to the concentric contraction (CON) exercise training. Chair yoga (CY) and tai chi (TC) popularity have grown tremendously in the past several years to treat older adults with chronic conditions. The … Continued