Effects of unilateral lower limb eccentric training on neuromuscular and musculoskeletal characteristics associated with fall risk in older people

Project Details


This project will determine the feasibility and efficacy of a novel six-week eccentric-based lower-limb exercise training programme to improve physical risk factors (strength, balance, muscle mass, mobility) associated with falls in older adults.

Layman's description

We will examine if older adults are able to tolerate eccentric (lengthening) contractions during a six-week training programme and measure the size of adaptations in muscle strength, size, balance and mobility.

Key findings

The exercises were well-tolerated with a high adherence rate to the exercise programme. Substantial improvements in muscle strength, mass, and mobility were detected but no change in postural stability (static balance) occurred.
Effective start/end date21/05/1821/07/18


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