A Resistance Exercise Set for a Total Body Workout for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, A Pilot Study
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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Background: Resistance training has beneficial effects on fitness levels, cardiovascu‐lar disease risk, risk of sarcopenia and on performing activities of daily living. The focus of this study is to design a total body resistance exercise set for adults with intellectual disabilities (RESID) with minimal equipment required and to test its feasibility. Method: The RESID was selected in an expert meeting, and its feasibility was deter‐mined in a cross‐sectional pilot study. The feasibility was determined with comple‐tion rate, correct execution of exercises and the participant’s experience. Results: The expert group (n = 7) selected seven exercises for the RESID. The partici‐pants (N = 11) performed the RESID twice during regular sports classes. Completion rate and correctness were excellent for all exercises. The participants did not experi‐ence any major problems with the RESID. Conclusions: The RESID is feasible for use in different training settings. A physio‐therapist or fitness instructor is required to supervise the training sessions.
Adults; Exercise Set; Intellectual Disability; Resistance Training; Total Body Workout
Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
van Eeden, F. M.
A Resistance Exercise Set for a Total Body Workout for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, A Pilot Study.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(3),