Aging and force-velocity relationship muscles

Selva, I, Bird, S and Shield, A 2009, 'Aging and force-velocity relationship muscles', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 45, pp. 81-90.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Aging and force-velocity relationship muscles
Author(s) Selva, I
Bird, S
Shield, A
Year 2009
Journal name Experimental Gerontology
Volume number 45
Start page 81
End page 90
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
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.
Subject Exercise Physiology
Keyword(s) Aging
Force-velocity
Muscles
Strength
Power
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.exger.2009.10.013
Copyright notice © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0531-5565
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