CAN OLDER WOMEN BENEFIT AS MUCH FROM RESISTANCE TRAINING AS MEN?

Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.

While men are likely to gain absolute muscle size, the gains relative to body size are on par with women’s.

The findings, recently published in Sports Medicine, consolidated 30 different resistance training studies involving over 1400 participants. This paper specifically compared the results of men and women aged 50 and over.