15. Sport Performance in Master Athletes: Age-Associated Changes and Underlying Neuromuscular Factors

  1. Paavo V. Komi PhD
  1. Harri Suominen PhD and
  2. Marko Korhonen PhD

Published Online: 9 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324822.ch15

Neuromuscular Aspects of Sport Performance, Volume XVII

Neuromuscular Aspects of Sport Performance, Volume XVII

How to Cite

Suominen, H. and Korhonen, M. (2010) Sport Performance in Master Athletes: Age-Associated Changes and Underlying Neuromuscular Factors, in Neuromuscular Aspects of Sport Performance, Volume XVII (ed P. V. Komi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324822.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Neuromuscular Research Center, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Author Information

  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334470

Online ISBN: 9781444324822

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Keywords:

  • sport performance in master athletes - age-associated changes and underlying neuromuscular factors;
  • aging, decreased capacity of neuromuscular system - and maximal strength and power;
  • master athletes, competitors - exceeding minimum age specific to sport, participating as “masters,” “veterans” or “seniors”;
  • World Masters Track and Field Championships and European Championships;
  • multiple factors, influencing athletic ability - and age-related decline in performance;
  • skeletal muscle functions - impaired by aging process;
  • world all-time best results - for sprint hurdles in annual age categories for men;
  • muscle mass, composition and contractility;
  • master athletes, devotion to physical training challenge - critical age-related changes in neuromuscular system;
  • neural activation - aging, impairing effectiveness of neural mechanisms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Record Performances

  • Factors Affecting Performance

  • Conclusions

  • References