Biomechanical determinants of maximal stair climbing capacity in healthy elderly women.

@article{Larsen2009BiomechanicalDO,
  title={Biomechanical determinants of maximal stair climbing capacity in healthy elderly women.},
  author={Anders Holsgaard Larsen and Henrik S\orensen and Lis Puggaard and Per Aagaard},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={678-86}
}
Stair walking is an important functional movement task that may require considerable amounts of muscle strength/power. This study aimed to perform a descriptive biomechanical analysis of maximal stair ascent in elderly women and to examine the relationship between mechanical muscle function and maximal stair ascending velocity (MAV). Seventeen healthy elderly women (age 72.4 +/- 6.4) were tested for MAV, maximal multi-joint counter movement jumping (CMJ), and maximal single-joint isokinetic… CONTINUE READING