What is it about?

This study explores the relationship between age-related declines in muscle and respiratory function and their proportional impact on performance in Master Track Cyclists. The research aims to uncover how changes in physiological factors contribute to the decline in athletic performance observed with aging.

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Why is it important?

The importance of this research lies in addressing the specific physiological factors, such as muscle and respiratory function, that correlate with performance declines in older athletes. Understanding these connections can inform training strategies tailored to the unique needs of Master Track Cyclists, potentially optimizing their performance and extending their competitive longevity.


Potential perspectives include the development of targeted training interventions to mitigate age-related declines in muscle and respiratory function. Additionally, the findings may contribute to broader discussions on aging and sports performance, potentially influencing training practices and guidelines for older athletes across various disciplines.

Dr Fabio Zambolin
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: Age-related declines in muscle and respiratory function are proportionate to declines in performance in Master Track Cyclists, European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, September 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-021-04803-4.
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