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Evidence-based recommendations for resistance and power training to prevent frailty in community-dwellers
- Frailty is reversible if appropriate exercise programs are implemented.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Frailty is a clinically reversible state of increased vulnerability to health-related adverse events, which occur faster and separately than normal aging. These events include disability and mortality. Frailty can be assessed using one of two ways – the clinical phenotypes (2) outlined in Box 1, or using the Clinical Frailty Scale (3).
The optimal methodology to prevent and manage frailty continues to be evaluated, with many experts suggesting that exercise training, including resistance (RT) and power training (PT), is a crucial component (4). The objective of this study was to provide evidence-based recommendations for primary health care professionals on prescribing RT and PT to manage frailty in community-dwellers.
Periodization is an essential component of prescribing appropriately dosed exercise.
Using multiple search engines, the authors put together a narrative statement of best practice recommendations related to RT and PT protocols.