Corresponding Author: Mansour sahebozamani

Co-Authors: Ehsan Seyedjafari, Ramin Beyranvand, Ehsan Ebrahimipoor, Mahboube Razavi

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of deep aquatic exercises on lower body strength and balance among elderly men. Thirty elderly men over 65 years old were randomly divided into two equal groups including experimental and control groups. Experimental group participated in a deep aquatic exercise program that consisted of 60-minute sessions three times a week for 8 weeks while control group had no plan of exercise.  Muscle strength and balance was assessed before and after the program as pre and post-test by HHD (Hand-Held Dynamometer) and BBS (Biodex Balance System) respectively. Repeated measures two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed on outcome variables (p≥0.05). Deep aquatic exercises promoted significant increases in the elderly men's muscle strength and balance, as assessed using HHD    (p< 0.001) and the BBS (p< 0.001).The present deep-aquatic exercise training for the elderly are able to improve the muscle strength and static balance.

Journal name: International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology

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