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High-Intensity Exercise Builds Bone in Older Men

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A high-intensity exercise program, already known to improve bone density and performance in women, has been found to be effective in older men with low bone density, suggested the LIFTMOR-M study, published in the journal Bone.

The protocol involves barbell-based weightlifting and impact training involving jumping chin-ups. Investigators noted that after 8 months, those in the high-intensity resistance and impact (HiRIT) group had improved medial femoral neck cortical thickness, compared to controls (5.6% vs. –0.1%) and isometric axial compression (IAC; 5.6% vs. 0.7%). Those in the HiRIT group maintained distal tibia trabecular area, while the control group had a loss (0.2% vs. –1.6%)… (Medscape)

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