Effect of resistive training on the maximum strenght,flexibility and functional autonomy of elderly woman

Rodrigo Gomes de Souza Vale, Ana Cristina Glória Barreto, Jefferson da Silva Novaes, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas


The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of resistive training on maximum strength, flexibility and functional autonomy, as well as the correlation between maximum strength and functional autonomy of the elderly women (strength group, GF, n=11, = 66.3 ± 7.84 years/control group, GC, n=11, =65.1 ± 3.33 years). They participated of a resistive training (75-85% 1RM) during 16 weeks, 2 days/week. Statistical procedures were Pearson’s correlation and Student t-test, using the SPSS package, version 12.0. Data showed signifi cant results for GF on the strength, fl exibility and functional autonomy, and signifi cant correlation between strength and functional autonomy (r=-0.67). The data suggested that training program enhances performance in activities of daily living with a training protocol of only 2 days/week.


Treinamento; Força; Amplitude de movimento; Atividade da vida diária; Idoso; Training; Strength, Flexibility; Rage of motion; Activities of daily living; Elderly

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/%25x

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.