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Sprint Acceleration Mechanics in Masters Athletes

Abstract : The best sprint performances are usually reached between the ages of 20 and 30 yr; however, even in well-trained individuals, performance continues to decrease with age. Although this inevitable decrease in performance has been related to reductions in muscular force, velocity, and power capabilities, these measures have not been assessed in the specific context of sprinting. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanical outputs of sprinting acceleration among masters sprinters to better understand the mechanical underpinnings of the age-related decrease in sprint performance.
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Patricia Pantoja, Eduardo Saez de Villarreal, Jeanick Brisswalter, Leonardo Peyré-Tartaruga, Jean-Benoît Morin. Sprint Acceleration Mechanics in Masters Athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2016, 48 (12), pp.2469 - 2476. ⟨10.1249/MSS.0000000000001039⟩. ⟨hal-01858832⟩



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