Differences in size, strength, and power of upper and lower body muscle groups in young and older men.

@article{Candow2005DifferencesIS,
  title={Differences in size, strength, and power of upper and lower body muscle groups in young and older men.},
  author={Darren G. Candow and Philip D. Chilibeck},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={148-56}
}
We compared muscle thickness, torque, normalized torque (torque/muscle thickness), and power at 1.05 rad/s and 3.14 rad/s in flexor and extensor muscles of the elbow and knee, and in ankle plantar flexors in young (n=22, 18-31 years) and older (n=28, 59-76 years) men. Young men had greater muscle thickness for all muscle groups (p<.01), except elbow extensors, which were similar to older men. Young men had greater torque and power at both velocities for all muscle groups (p<.01), and greater… CONTINUE READING