The Brain Power resistance training study published earlier this year showed that 12 months of once-weekly or twice-weekly strength training improved executive cognitive functions (selective attention and conflict resolution).
The study included 155 women aged 65- to 75- years-old. Resistance training was done in 60mn-classes using a leg press and free weights. It was compared to a control, balance and tone training group who used stretching, range-of-motion, basic core-strength, and balance exercises as well as relaxation techniques.
A few days ago the results of the one-year follow-up study were released: [Read more…] about Resistance Training can also Protect the Brain