The effect of 8 weeks deep-aquatic exercises on static balance and lower body strength among elderly men

  • Ehsan Seyed jafari Faculty of physical education and sport science, Shahid Bahonar university of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.
  • Mansour Sahebozamani
  • Ramin Beyranvand
  • Ehsan Ebrahimipour
  • Mahbobeh Razavi
Keywords: Aquatic exercise, Balance, Strength, Elderly men, Falling

Abstract

Back ground: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of deep aquatic exercises on lower body strength and balance among elderly men.

Methods: Thirty elderly men over 65 years old were randomly divided into two equal groups including experimental and control groups. Experimental group participated in a deep aquatic exercise program that consisted of 60-minute sessions three times a week for 8 weeks while control group had no plan of exercise.  Muscle strength and balance was assessed before and after the program as pre and post-test by HHD (Hand-Held Dynamometer) and BBS (Biodex Balance System) respectively. Repeated measures two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed on outcome variables.(p≥0.05).

 Results: deep aquatic exercises promoted significant increases in the elderly men's muscle strength and balance, as assessed using HHD (p< 0.001) and the BBS (p< 0.001).

Conclusion: The present deep-aquatic exercise training for the elderly are able to improve the muscle strength and static balance.

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Published
2017-04-28
How to Cite
Seyed jafari, E., Sahebozamani, M., Beyranvand, R., Ebrahimipour, E., & Razavi, M. (2017). The effect of 8 weeks deep-aquatic exercises on static balance and lower body strength among elderly men. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology, 6(1), 86-98. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.22631/ijaep.v6i1.115
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Applied Exercise Physiology