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Les Mills study shows resistance training increases bone density

Les Mills study shows resistance training increases bone density
November 10, 2015

A newly released study by Les Mills and Pennsylvania State University reveals that low weight, high repetition resistance training will increase the bone density.

With the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA predicting that 47 million of the 318 million people in the USA are expected to suffer from low bone mass in the next five years, the research highlights how easy it is to avoid the condition.

Study participants completed two to three BODYPUMP™ classes per week, with all experiencing up to 8% bone mineral density increases in their legs, pelvis, arms and spine.

This shows particular benefits for those aged 40 or over, for whom mineral density declines at an accelerated rate.

Les Mills Head of Research, Bryce Hastings says these findings turn an old theory on its head, stating “it's often thought the heavier the weight you lift, the more benefit you get from it but that's not always true.

“Lifting very heavy weights has always presented barriers for older and untrained adults as sometimes this type of intensity can be outside the realm of their physical capabilities.

“That's why using lighter weights is so good – because everyone can do it no matter their age or experience.”

The study also found outstanding results for those with osteopenia – a condition caused by low bone density. These individuals experience significant bone mineral density increases of up to 29%.

The research suggests that age is no barrier when it comes to increasing bone density with strong bones less likely to break them from falls later in life.

Les Mills highlight that BODYPUMP not only builds bone strength but its scientifically-proven moves and techniques leave the class participants feeling challenged and motivated.

The full study titled, Low Load, High Repetition Resistance Training Program Increases Bone Mineral Density In Untrained Adults, was published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

Click here to visit the The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness' homepage.

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