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Man reaching and stretching on the measuring bulls-eye

A new bull's eye within reach

—Stop there! OK, keep it very still, says Ola Eriksrud as he takes a bearing using a plumb line towards a bull’s eye on the floor. His aim is to measure how far the football player can actually stretch – and he is confident that the method he has now developed will be of importance for training and rehabilitation.

Elderly man holding a dumbbell in each hand

Weight training on prescription for the elderly

Regular weight training can keep even the oldest members of our society healthier, more mobile and allow them to be more independent. —Weight training is very important. Even a 90-year-old can and should exercise to develop both new strength and muscle mass, says Sigve Nyvik Aas.