Previous research has demonstrated the value of resistance training in the management of low bone density. However, the traditional prescription (high load – low repetition) is not achievable for many with this condition.
In this session we discuss an alternative prescription which is more accessible to the majority of those with osteopenia / osteoporosis.
3 Learning objectives:
- Review the current literature regarding exercise prescription for low bone density.
- Discuss research on an alternative low weight – high repetition model.
- Review the advantages of a group approach to increase social support and attendance.
About the Presenters:
Bryce Hastings, Head of Research – Les Mills
Bryce became a certified Physical Therapist in 1986 and completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1990. He went on to complete a Masters in Philosophy at Auckland University of Technology where he is a Research Associate. In 1990 he opened his private physical therapy practice in Les Mills World of Fitness in Auckland, the original Les Mills gym established in 1968 by Les Mills Senior.
Bryce has co-authored papers on the effectiveness of exercise in the management of cardio vascular disease, osteoporosis and injury prevention and has also co-developed research programs on core conditioning, high-intensity interval training and exercise strategies for sedentary and older individuals.
Dr. Jinger Gottschall, Associate Professor and Co-owner/Founder of FITOLOGY
Jinger S. Gottschall, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado. She is currently an associate professor at The Pennsylvania State University with a research focus on the effectiveness of various exercise regimes. Gottschall is a passionate advocate for physical activity and has dedicated her career to finding programs that promote balanced, healthy lifestyle choices while delivering the results they promise. She is also the co-owner and founder of FITOLOGY a Les Mills™ group fitness and cycling studio in State College, Pennsylvania, and a consultant for Les Mills™ Int’l.