What is it about?

This paper investigates the connection between elevated blood pressure during ischaemic exercise (exercise with restricted blood flow) and athletic performance in older individuals, specifically Master athletes. The study considers both those with and without existing health issues. By examining this association, the research aims to shed light on how blood pressure variations during exercise might impact the athletic capabilities of older individuals.

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Why is it important?

Understanding this relationship is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it provides valuable insights into the physiological factors affecting the performance of Master athletes. Secondly, the study takes into account the influence of health conditions, recognizing the diversity among older athletes. This research could have practical implications for designing exercise programs and interventions tailored to the unique needs of older individuals, potentially improving their overall well-being and athletic performance.


In summary, this paper delves into the nuanced relationship between blood pressure during exercise and the performance of Master athletes, offering insights that can contribute to more effective and personalized approaches to training for older individuals, taking into consideration their health status.

Dr Fabio Zambolin
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: The association of elevated blood pressure during ischaemic exercise with sport performance in Master athletes with and without morbidity, European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, October 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-021-04828-9.
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