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Aging and the force-velocity relationship of muscles

Raj, Isaac S. , Bird, Stephen , & Shield, Anthony (2009) Aging and the force-velocity relationship of muscles. Experimental Gerontology, 45(2), pp. 81-90.

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Abstract

Aging in humans is associated with a loss in neuromuscular function and performance. This is related, in part, to the reduction in muscular strength and power caused by a loss of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) and changes in muscle architecture. Due to these changes, the force-velocity (f-v) relationship of human muscles alters with age. This change has functional implications such as slower walking speeds. Different methods to reverse these changes have been investigated, including traditional resistance training, power training and eccentric (or eccentrically-biased) resistance training. This review will summarise the changes of the f-v relationship with age, the functional implications of these changes and the various methods to reverse or at least partly ameliorate these changes.

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ID Code: 31407
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Aging, Force-Velocity, Muscles, Strength, Power
DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2009.10.013
ISSN: 0531-5565
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 22 Mar 2010 07:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:08

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