Age dependence of Olympic weightlifting ability.

  title={Age dependence of Olympic weightlifting ability.},
  author={David E. Meltzer},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={26 8},
There is increasing interest among Masters athletes in standards for comparing performances of competitors of different ages. The goal of this study was to develop one such age-comparison method by examining the age dependence of ability in Olympic-style weightlifting. Previous research on the deterioration of muscular strength and power with increasing age offers only limited guidance toward this goal; therefore, analysis of performance data was required. The variation of weightlifting ability… CONTINUE READING

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