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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318201efe0
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Why Do Older Sprinters Reach the Finish Line Later?

Arampatzis, Adamantios1; Degens, Hans2; Baltzopoulos, Vasilios2; Rittweger, Jörn2,3

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Abstract

Slowing of movement with aging is inevitable. The mechanisms responsible for this deterioration, however, remain poorly understood. Changes to physiological and mechanical factors controlling muscle force and power production seem likely contributors, but a reduced ability for fast transmission of the force to the skeleton also may contribute to the deterioration in performance.

©2011 The American College of Sports Medicine

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