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Resistance Training For Health: A reading List

posted Feb 26, 2015, 12:36 PM by Ben Jane   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 2:03 PM ]


Most exercise guidelines recommend a range of activities that include regular resistance training. The rationale for this being that the appropriate type, dose, intensity and volume of strength training exercise can help in a variety of ways. This reading list contains a range of papers that examine the impact of resistance training on health.

Reading List

Adams, R., Browne, C. O., Bovery-Spencer, P., Fenton, A. M., w Campbell, B., & Hill, K. D. (2015). effectiveness of exercise programs to reduce falls in older people with dementia living in the community: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 421-434.[full text]

Cornelissen, V. A., Fagard, R. H., Coeckelberghs, E., & Vanhees, L. (2011). Impact of resistance training on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Hypertension, 58(5), 950-958.[full text]

Eves, N. D., & Plotnikoff, R. C. (2006). Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes Considerations for implementation at the population level. Diabetes Care, 29(8), 1933-1941.[full text]

Foulds, H. J., Bredin, S. S., Charlesworth, S. A., Ivey, A. C., & Warburton, D. E. (2014). Exercise volume and intensity: a dose–response relationship with health benefits. European journal of applied physiology114(8), 1563-1571.[full text]

Gillespie, L. D., Robertson, M. C., Gillespie, W. J., Sherrington, C., Gates, S., Clemson, L. M., & Lamb, S. E. (2012). Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 9(11).[full text]

Hauer, K., Schwenk, M., Zieschang, T., Essig, M., Becker, C., & Oster, P. (2012). Physical training improves motor performance in people with dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(1), 8-15.[full text]

Hunt, D., Chapa, D., Hess, B., Swanick, K., & Hovanec, A. (2014). The importance of resistance training in the treatment of sarcopenia. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(3), p39.[full text]

Ismail, I., Keating, S. E., Baker, M. K., & Johnson, N. A. (2012). A systematic review and metaanalysis of the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat. Obesity reviews, 13(1), 68-91.[abstract]

Manfredi, T. G., Monteiro, M., Lamont, L. S., Singh, M. F., Foldvari, M., White, S., ... & Urso, M. L. (2013). Post-Menopausal Effects of Resistance Training on Muscle Damage and Mitochondria. Journal of strength and conditioning research/National Strength & Conditioning Association, 27(2), 556.[full text]

Miyachi, M. (2013). Effects of resistance training on arterial stiffness: a meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine, 47(6), 393-396.[abstract]

Mu, L., Cohen, A. J., & Mukamal, K. J. (2014). Resistance and aerobic exercise among adults with diabetes in the US. Diabetes care, 37(8), e175-e176.[html]

Skoffer, B., Dalgas, U., & Mechlenburg, I. (2014). Progressive resistance training before and after total hip and knee arthroplasty: a systematic review. Clinical rehabilitation, 0269215514537093.[full text]

Sousa, N., Mendes, R., Abrantes, C., Sampaio, J., & Oliveira, J. (2013). Is OnceWeekly Resistance Training Enough to Prevent Sarcopenia?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8), 1423-1424.[abstract]

Strasser, B., Arvandi, M., & Siebert, U. (2012). Resistance training, visceral obesity and inflammatory response: a review of the evidence. Obesity reviews, 13(7), 578-591.[full text]

Trzaskoma, Z., Trzaskoma, Ł., & Krzesicka, A. (2013). Strength Training in the Elderly People. Advances in Rehabilitation, 27(1), 42-54.

Westcott, W. L. (2012). Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health. Current sports medicine reports, 11(4), 209-216.[abstract]

Willis, L. H., Slentz, C. A., Bateman, L. A., Shields, A. T., Piner, L. W., Bales, C. W., ... & Kraus, W. E. (2012). Effects of aerobic and/or resistance training on body mass and fat mass in overweight or obese adults. Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(12), 1831-1837.[full text]

Zavanela, P. M., Crewther, B. T., Lodo, L., Florindo, A. A., Miyabara, E. H., & Aoki, M. S. (2012). Health and fitness benefits of a resistance training intervention performed in the workplace. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(3), 811-817.[full text]