Endurance exercise and leg strength in older women.

  title={Endurance exercise and leg strength in older women.},
  author={Kyle M Tarpenning and Steven A. Hawkins and Taylor J Marcell and Robert A. Wiswell},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  volume={14 1},
Quadriceps strength and mass peak in the third decade of life, plateau, and then decline from the fifth decade on. To examine the influence of chronic endurance training and age on lean mass and leg strength, women runners (n = 62, age 43-69 years) and sedentary participants (n = 33, age 43-66 years) were divided into 40-, 50-, and 60-year age groups. Absolute isokinetic concentric torque did not differ between runners and sedentary women (97.9 +/- 19.5 and 104.6 +/- 22.7 N . m, respectively, p… CONTINUE READING
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