Age-related changes in performance and recovery kinetics in masters athletes: A narrative review

Nattai Borges, Peter Reaburn, Matthew Driller, Christos Argus

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Despite increasing participation rates in masters sport and extensive research examining age-related changes in performance, little is known about the effect of age on recovery kinetics in masters athletes. This narrative review focuses on the relationship between ageing and sports participation, and their effect on both performance and recovery following an exercise bout. Current research suggests the effect of age on performance and recovery may be smaller than originally suggested and that increasing sedentary lifestyles appear play a larger role in any observed decrements in performance and recovery in masters athletes. Currently, it appears that performance decrements are inevitable with age. However, performance capacities can be maintained through systematic physical training. Moreover, the limited current research suggests there may be an age effect on recovery kinetics following an exercise bout although further research is required to understand the acute and chronic recovery processes in the masters athlete.
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Pages (from-to)149-157
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JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
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Borges, Nattai ; Reaburn, Peter ; Driller, Matthew ; Argus, Christos. / Age-related changes in performance and recovery kinetics in masters athletes: A narrative review. In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2016 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 149-157.
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Age-related changes in performance and recovery kinetics in masters athletes: A narrative review. / Borges, Nattai; Reaburn, Peter; Driller, Matthew; Argus, Christos.

In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2016, p. 149-157.

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PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Despite increasing participation rates in masters sport and extensive research examining age-related changes in performance, little is known about the effect of age on recovery kinetics in masters athletes. This narrative review focuses on the relationship between ageing and sports participation, and their effect on both performance and recovery following an exercise bout. Current research suggests the effect of age on performance and recovery may be smaller than originally suggested and that increasing sedentary lifestyles appear play a larger role in any observed decrements in performance and recovery in masters athletes. Currently, it appears that performance decrements are inevitable with age. However, performance capacities can be maintained through systematic physical training. Moreover, the limited current research suggests there may be an age effect on recovery kinetics following an exercise bout although further research is required to understand the acute and chronic recovery processes in the masters athlete.

AB - Despite increasing participation rates in masters sport and extensive research examining age-related changes in performance, little is known about the effect of age on recovery kinetics in masters athletes. This narrative review focuses on the relationship between ageing and sports participation, and their effect on both performance and recovery following an exercise bout. Current research suggests the effect of age on performance and recovery may be smaller than originally suggested and that increasing sedentary lifestyles appear play a larger role in any observed decrements in performance and recovery in masters athletes. Currently, it appears that performance decrements are inevitable with age. However, performance capacities can be maintained through systematic physical training. Moreover, the limited current research suggests there may be an age effect on recovery kinetics following an exercise bout although further research is required to understand the acute and chronic recovery processes in the masters athlete.

KW - Adaptation

KW - Fatigue

KW - Older athlete

KW - Systematic training

KW - athlete

KW - exercise

KW - human

KW - human experiment

KW - kinetics

KW - narrative

KW - sitting

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DO - 10.1123/japa.2015-0021

M3 - Review article

VL - 24

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EP - 157

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