Voluntary activation during maximal contraction with advancing age: a brief review

@article{Klass2006VoluntaryAD,
  title={Voluntary activation during maximal contraction with advancing age: a brief review},
  author={Malgorzata Klass and St{\'e}phane Baudry and Jacques Duchateau},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={100},
  pages={543-551}
}
It is well established that the loss of muscle mass (i.e. sarcopenia) is the primary factor contributing to the reduction in muscle force with ageing. Based on the observation that force declines at a faster rate than muscle mass, neural alterations are also thought to contribute to muscle weakness by reducing central drive to the agonist muscles and by increasing coactivation of the antagonist muscles. Researchers have attempted to quantify the contribution of impaired voluntary drive to the… CONTINUE READING

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