Facebook    Twitter    YouTube    Instagram

Fish-oil supplementation enhances the effects of strength training in elderly women1,

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    I Run This Place
    Prince's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Las Vegas

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    607 Posts
    Rep Points

    Fish-oil supplementation enhances the effects of strength training in elderly women1,

    Fish-oil supplementation enhances the effects of strength training in elderly women1,2,3
    study source

    1From Paraná Federal University, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil (CLNR, ALFR, KN, IC, DP, and LCF), and Positivo University, Nucleus of Biological and Health Science, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil (CLNR and GP).

    + Author Notes

    ↵2 There was no funding source in this study. Fish oil was kindly donated by Herbarium Foundation for Health and research, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

    ↵3 Address correspondence to ALF Rodacki, R. Coração de Maria, 92–Jardim Botânico–Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. E-mail: rodacki@ufpr.br.


    Background: Muscle force and functional capacity generally decrease with aging in the older population, although this effect can be reversed, attenuated, or both through strength training. Fish oil (FO), which is rich in n–3 (omega-3) PUFAs, has been shown to play a role in the plasma membrane and cell function of muscles, which may enhance the benefits of training. The effect of strength training and FO supplementation on the neuromuscular system of the elderly has not been investigated.

    Objective: The objective was to investigate the chronic effect of FO supplementation and strength training on the neuromuscular system (muscle strength and functional capacity) of older women.

    Design: Forty-five women (aged 64 ± 1.4 y) were randomly assigned to 3 groups. One group performed strength training only (ST group) for 90 d, whereas the others performed the same strength-training program and received FO supplementation (2 g/d) for 90 d (ST90 group) or for 150 d (ST150 group; supplemented 60 d before training). Muscle strength and functional capacity were assessed before and after the training period.

    Results: No differences in the pretraining period were found between groups for any of the variables. The peak torque and rate of torque development for all muscles (knee flexor and extensor, plantar and dorsiflexor) increased from pre- to posttraining in all groups. However, the effect was greater in the ST90 and ST150 groups than in the ST group. The activation level and electromechanical delay of the muscles changed from pre- to posttraining only for the ST90 and ST150 groups. Chair-rising performance in the FO groups was higher than in the ST group.

    Conclusions: Strength training increased muscle strength in elderly women. The inclusion of FO supplementation caused greater improvements in muscle strength and functional capacity.

    Received June 16, 2011.
    Accepted November 21, 2011.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    hypo_glycemic's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Rep Points

    There's 3 things that elderly woman forget to take or don't know.. Omega 3, Magneseum, and enough protein per body pound. There's 75 pc of woman that are Magneseum deficient. They come into my supplement store and have no clue. Good post prince!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-08-2012, 01:10 AM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 02:12 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-02-2011, 07:49 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-13-2011, 09:58 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Copyright© 2001-2018 IronMag® Bodybuilding Forums