Decline of specific peak jumping power with age in master runners.

@article{Michaelis2008DeclineOS,
  title={Decline of specific peak jumping power with age in master runners.},
  author={Ingo Michaelis and A. Kwiet and Ulf Gast and A Boshof and T Antvorskov and T Jung and J{\"o}rn Rittweger and Dieter Felsenberg},
  journal={Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={64-70}
}
BACKGROUND It is difficult to disentangle the effects of pure ageing from those of disuse. Master athletes, however, provide an opportunity to assess the effects of ageing per se, as these people maintain high activity levels during ageing. METHODS We examined 200 female and 295 male master runners over the age of 35 who participated at European and World master championships. Runners were grouped by short, middle and long distance disciplines. Besides a questionnaire about their sports… CONTINUE READING

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