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Exercise Choices of Retired Australian Weightlifters


Fratangelo, G and McNaughton, LR, Exercise Choices of Retired Australian Weightlifters, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 11, (1) pp. 29-34. ISSN 1064-8011 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1519/1533-4287(1997)011<0029:ECORAW>2.3.CO;2


This study examined exercise trends among retired weightlifters in order to make appropriate recommendations that may enable them to exercise more effectively to maintain fitness. Retired weightlifters were surveyed to determine exercise preference, recreation choices, any specific weight training exercises, and weight equipment used. A total of 100 responded (76% return rate). The weightlifters were also surveyed on their feelings about retirement. The survey revealed that retired weightlifters initially become involved in many physical activities but their involvement decreases as years go by. Of the respondents, 40% considered 60 to 69 min of exercise per week as sufficient for enhancing fitness. The most popular activities were general weight training, jogging, gardening, swimming, squash, and walking. The longer their retirement, the greater their participation in recreational activities. Long-term adherence to physical exercise was influenced by age at retirement. In all, 70% of the respondents thought counseling on retirement from sport would help weightlifters cope better with retirement. © 1997 National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Other commerce, management, tourism and services
Research Field:Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Fratangelo, G (Mr Fratangelo)
UTAS Author:McNaughton, LR (Professor Lars McNaughton)
ID Code:10320
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-11

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