Maximal lactate steady state declines during the aging process.

  title={Maximal lactate steady state declines during the aging process.},
  author={Craig O Mattern and Margaret J. Gutilla and Darrin L Bright and Timothy E. Kirby and K W Hinchcliff and Steven T. Devor},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={95 6},
Increased participation of aged individuals in athletics warrants basic research focused on delineating age-related changes in performance variables. On the basis of potential age-related declines in aerobic enzyme activities and a shift in the expression of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms, we hypothesized that maximal lactate steady-state (MLSS) exercise intensity would be altered as a function of age. Three age groups [young athletes (YA), 25.9 +/- 1.0 yr, middle-age athletes (MA), 43.2… CONTINUE READING