Controversy exists concerning the susceptibility of elderly individuals to eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. This study investigated the hypothesis that muscle damage induced by fast maximal lengthening contractions would be greater for old than young men. Ten old (64 ± 4 years) and young (25 ± 6 years) men performed 30 maximal voluntary lengthening contractions of the elbow flexors at an angular velocity of 210° s-1
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||European Journal of Applied Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Newton, M., McGuigan, M., & Nosaka, K. (2008). Comparison between old and young men for responses to fast velocity maximal lengthening contractions of the elbow flexors. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 104(3), 531-539.