Maximal power across the lifespan.

@article{Martin2000MaximalPA,
  title={Maximal power across the lifespan.},
  author={James C Martin and Roger P. Farrar and Bernard M. Wagner and Waneen W. Spirduso},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={M311-6}
}
BACKGROUND Previous investigators have reported that maximal power increases during growth and decreases with aging. These age-related differences have been reported to persist even when power is scaled to body mass or muscle size. We hypothesized that age-related differences in maximal power were primarily related to differences in muscle size and fiber-type distribution rather than to age per se. METHODS Maximum cycling power (Pmax) and optimal pedaling rate (Vopt, a surrogate measure for… CONTINUE READING

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