Abstract Prescription of resistance training for health and disease. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 38-45, 1999. When prescribed appropriately, resistance training is effective for developing fitness, health, and for the prevention and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. Because resistance training is an integral component in the comprehensive health program promoted by the major health organizations (e.g., American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, American Association of Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Surgeon General’s Office), population-specific guidelines have recently been published. The current research indicates that, for healthy persons of all ages and many patients with chronic diseases, single set programs of up to 15 repetitions performed a minimum of 2 d·wk−1 are recommended.
Citation FEIGENBAUM, MATTHEW S.; POLLOCK, MICHAEL L. Prescription of resistance training for health and disease, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: January 1999 – Volume 31 – Issue 1 – p 38-45