Although Masters athletes (MAs) exhibit greater physical, social, cognitive, and psychological health than age-matched inactive peers, they still demonstrate age-related decreases in endurance, speed, and power, and strength performance. Building on Chapter 3, this chapter focuses on age-related changes in cardiovascular and muscle structure and function that contribute to MAs’ performance, as well as relevant performance factors including recovery, balance, bone structure, flexibility, and heat tolerance.
|Title of host publication||Coaching Masters Athletes: Advancing Research and Practice in Adult Sport|
|Editors||Bettina Callary, Bradley W. Young, Scott Rathwell|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781000372564, 9781003025368|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Apr 2021|