Physiology of Physical Conditioning for the Elderly

  • Herbert A. de Vries


Over the last five years several hundred older people were studied in our physiology of exercise laboratory with the following threefold purposes:
  1. 1.

    To determine the level of trainability in people age 50–90 years of age;

  2. 2.

    To learn more about the dose-response characteristics, how much exercise is enough and how much is too much;

  3. 3.

    To evaluate the health benefits and the expected improvement in physical vigor in older people participating in supervised exercise.



Exercise Program Physical Fitness Aerobic Capacity Muscle Soreness Peak Heart Rate 
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  • Herbert A. de Vries

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