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Sarcopenia relates to the age-related loss of muscle volume only.
Resistance training can mitigate the loss of muscle mass and muscle strength associated with ageing.
Recent research has shown that muscle weakness in older populations can incur additional healthcare costs compared to individuals without weakness.
Heavy resistance training (80% or greater of 1RM) is unsafe for older adults.
There is now a consensus in the research literature that strength training does not improve function older people.