Effects of Lower Extremity Resistance Exercise Using Elastic Bands on Balance in Elderly People

Kim, Nyeon Jun;Kim, Moo Ki

  • Received : 2012.04.21
  • Accepted : 2012.08.18
  • Published : 2012.10.31


The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of lower extremity resistance training using elastic bands on balance in elderly people. Eight elderly persons each were randomly assigned to a test group(resistance exercise group, REG) or a control group(CG). FRT and TUG test were used to compare balance before and after exercise. Exercise programs were implemented three times a week for 40 minutes for nine weeks. They did warm-up exercise for 5 minutes and then lower extremity resistance exercise using elastic bands for 30 minutes. And then they did cool-down exercise for 5 minutes. TUG and FRT significantly decreased but in the control group it did not significantly decrease. In comparison between the groups, TUG and FRT significantly reduced in the resistance exercise group compared to the control group. Lower extremity resistance training using elastic bands performed by elderly persons are considered to be effective in improving balance.


Resistance Exercise;Balance;Thera Band Exercise;Lower Extremities Activity;Elderly


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