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Table 1 Progression of the resistance training program

From: Effectiveness of a resistance training program on physical function, muscle strength, and body composition in community-dwelling older adults receiving home care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Phase Length (Weeks) Number of exercises Description of exercises Series Repetitions performed
1 5 5 Rowing, chest press, squats, biceps curl, knee extension 2 10-12b
2 10 5 Same as phase 1 3 10–12
3 10 6 Same as phase 1 + shoulder press 3 8–10
4 10 7 Same as phase 3 + up-and-goa 4 8–10
  1. a Rising from a chair, walking 3 m and turning around a cone, walking back and sitting down
  2. b Introductory phase, repetitions not performed until fatigue
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