Age-Related physiological changes in masters athletes: Coaching implications

Peter Reaburn*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoaching Masters Athletes: Advancing Research and Practice in Adult Sport
EditorsBettina Callary, Bradley W. Young, Scott Rathwell
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000372564, 9781003025368
ISBN (Print)9780367442385
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2021


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