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Title: Repercussions of training and detraining by water-based exercise on functional fitness and quality of life: a short-term follow-up in healthy older women
Authors: Bocalini, Danilo Sales [UNIFESP]
Serra, Andrey Jorge [UNIFESP]
Rica, Roberta Luksevicius
Santos, Leonardo dos [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Nove de Julho University
Arbos College
Federal University of Espírito Santo
Keywords: Older women
Water-based exercise
Functional fitness
Detraining
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2010
Publisher: Faculdade de Medicina / USP
Citation: Clinics. Faculdade de Medicina / USP, v. 65, n. 12, p. 1305-1309, 2010.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of short-term exercise detraining on the functional fitness of older women after a 12-week water-based exercise (WE) program. METHODS: Healthy older women (trained (TR) group) were submitted to 12 weeks WE (three 45 min sessions per week) followed by a 6-week detraining period. A group of aged-matched women without any exercise training (UN group) were evaluated during the same period. The aerobic power, measured by VO2max and 800 meters performance, and the neuromuscular fitness and quality of life were evaluated. All assessments were made at baseline, after 12 weeks of training and after 4 and 6 weeks of detraining. RESULTS: No changes were found for the UN group during the follow-up study, but WE induced significant improvement in aerobic capacity, neuromuscular fitness and quality of life score. However, the upper and lower body strength, agility, flexibility, and body balance returned to UN levels (p>0.05) after 6 weeks of detraining. CONCLUSIONS: The results confirmed that 12 weeks of WE improves the functional fitness parameters and quality of life of older women. However, after a short detraining period of 4-6 weeks, the neuromuscular parameters and the quality of life score returns to baseline or untrained subject levels.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/5467
ISSN: 1807-5932
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322010001200013
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