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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2023, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2023.050203.

A Review of Research on Resistance Training and Physical Fitness of the Elderly


Xiaolei Yang

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Xiaolei Yang

School of Physical Education, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China


The physical health of the elderly is an important measure to realize the "Healthy China" strategy, and sports activities are an important means to achieve healthy aging. Healthy physical fitness is an important aspect in the aging era, and resistance training is an effective and feasible means to improve the level of healthy physical fitness of the elderly. This paper uses qualitative research methods to review the effects of resistance training on the elderly body composition, muscle strength and muscle endurance, cardiopulmonary endurance, balance and coordination function, and discusses the safety aspects, with a view to improving the understanding level of clinical resistance training and promoting its rational application.


resistance training, elderly, physical fitness

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Xiaolei Yang. A Review of Research on Resistance Training and Physical Fitness of the Elderly. Frontiers in Sport Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 2: 12-17. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2023.050203.


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