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A prescription for success: performing negative exercise in water to achieve positive results by , Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE, RCEP, FACSM, and James A. Peterson, PhD, FACSM

Given a choice, almost every health/fitness professional who trains older participants would be receptive to learning a better way to exercise-one that is more productive (results-wise) and more efficient (time-wise), as well as being just as (if not more) safe. In reality, such an option exists, although some professionals may not be aware of eccentric, or negative, training. While more challenging to do in the water than on land, eccentric exercise is safe, effective and efficient for older adults.

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