In vivo human muscle structure and function: adaptations to resistance training in old age.

@article{Reeves2004InVH,
  title={In vivo human muscle structure and function: adaptations to resistance training in old age.},
  author={Neil D Reeves and Marco V Narici and Constantinos N. Maganaris},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={675-89}
}
This study investigated changes in elderly muscle joint angle-torque relation induced by resistance training. Older adults were assigned to either training (n = 9, age 74.3 +/- 3.5 years; mean +/-s.d.) or to control groups (n = 9, age 67.1 +/- 2 years). Leg-extension and leg-press exercises were performed three times per week for 14 weeks. Maximal isometric knee extension torque was measured across the knee joint angle range of movement. Vastus lateralis muscle architecture was examined in vivo… CONTINUE READING