Older adults can maximally activate the biceps brachii muscle by voluntary command.

@article{Serres1998OlderAC,
  title={Older adults can maximally activate the biceps brachii muscle by voluntary command.},
  author={Sophie J. De Serres and Roger M. Enoka},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={284-91}
}
Because some of the decline in strength with age may be explained by an impairment of muscle activation, the purpose of this study was to determine the activation level achieved in biceps brachii by older adults during a maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). This capability was assessed with two superimposition techniques: one calculated the activation level that was achieved during an MVC, and the other provided an estimate of the expected MVC force based on extrapolation with submaximal forces… CONTINUE READING

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