Generally, older adults are likely to be associated with low functional capacity, muscle weakness and deconditioning.
Muscle strength is an important factor in maintaining functional abilities. Muscle weaknesses can advance to the stage at which an older adult is unable to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as getting out of a chair, sweeping the floor, or taking out the trash. Strength for the lower musculature is particularly vital. It helps to prevent fall, thus lowering the risk of hip fracture which may lead to disabilities.