Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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Discuss Concepts What kind of exercise program might the coach in question 1 recommend to an older person developing osteoporosis? Why?

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Developing a correct training regimen for an older person developing osteoporosis.


The coach has to prepare the correct exercise program for an older person who is developing osteoporosis. Old people suffering from osteoporosis need the right kind of muscle characteristics as specialized muscles would be required in such cases for endurance and strength rather than speed.


(a) The exercise regimen always differs from person to person based on individual strength and stamina. But for an old person having osteoporosis, an exercise program should aim at developing muscles containing slow muscle fibers.

(b) This is because the slow muscle fibers contract slowly with a lower intensity of the contraction as their myosin cross-bridge hydrolyzes ATP comparatively slowly...

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