Georgia Clarke

Medical Art MSc

This project aims to educate the general public about the health benefits of resistance training beyond muscle growth. In particular, frailty syndrome.


It is a common misconception that resistance training, such as lifting weights, is only for building muscle and strength. Alongside muscle growth comes wider health benefits to the heart, brain, bones, and more. Despite this, it is often a forgotten element of exercise recommendations and guidelines.

Resistance training has been demonstrated to prevent and manage various health conditions. In particular, age-associated conditions osteoporosis and sarcopenia, which contribute to frailty syndrome. To avoid the devastating consequences of these conditions in older age, it is important to maintain bone and muscle strength throughout adulthood.

This project aims to educate a public audience about the benefits of resistance training. With the majority of information now being consumer in video format, particularly through mobile phones and social media, the animation "Resistance Training for Frailty Syndrome" was produced. A physical leaflet highlights the wider health benefits, and misconceptions, of resistance training.

Resistance Training for Frailty Syndrome

This video aims to raise awareness of the positive impact resistance training can have on frailty syndrome, encompassing osteoporosis and sarcopenia. It was designed for a public audience, and so intended to mainly be watched on handheld devices/social media. 3D animations were rendered in Blender, and compiled in Adobe After Effects.

Muscle Fibre

3D model of a pink muscle fibre, with blue satellite cells resting on it, ready for activation.

This 3D model of a muscle fibre was sculpted and rendered in Blender.

Bicep Curl Anatomy

A 3D skeleton doing a bicep curl with a dumbbell. The bicep muscle is visibly contracting.

A still image from 3D bicep curl animation. 'Bodyparts' model supplied by University of Dundee. Animated and rendered in Blender.