Selecting Hip Strengthening Exercises for Healthy Aging

Iván Chulvi-Medrano, Esteban Martínez-Ballester, Laura Masiá-Tortosa

Abstract


Muscle strength is necesary for the elderly population, both to preserve their health and prevent injuries and illnesses, and to maintain their physical independence. With regard to this last point, lower-limb strength is essential, and it has been suggested that among the large muscle groups the gluteal muscles are the most important. Gluteus strength is necessary for elderly people and different exercises yield differences in EMG data for the gluteal group. Based on these results, resistance training exercises can be prescribed for older people from among a range of structural and functional exercises.


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