Comparison between old and young men for responses to fast velocity maximal lengthening contractions of the elbow flexors

Michael Newton, Michael McGuigan, Kazunori Nosaka

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-539
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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