${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 ACE and UCP2 gene polymorphisms and their association with baseline and exercise-related changes in the functional performance of older adults Wed 14 Sep 2016 14:02:51 AEST ]]> The contribution of energy systems during the upper body Wingate anaerobic test Tue 21 Jul 2015 12:52:41 AEST ]]> Strength training can reduce the blood pressure response of older men during sub-maximum aerobic exercise Tue 10 Sep 2019 16:56:40 AEST ]]> Sixteen weeks of cycle ergometry improves the muscular strength and power of older men Tue 10 Sep 2019 16:55:34 AEST ]]> Can Aerobic Training Improve the Muscular Strength and Power of Older Men? Mon 30 May 2016 10:31:36 AEST ]]> Anthropometric, physical function and general health markers of Masters athletes: a cross-sectional study 70 years old) on the outcome measures for the entire sample as well as the male and female sub-groups. A total of 156 athletes (78 male, 78 female; mean 55.7 years) provided informed consent to participate in this study. These athletes possessed substantially better anthropometric, physical function and general health characteristics than the literature for their less physically active age-matched peers. No Masters athletes were categorised as being sarcopenic, although one participant had below normal physical performance and six participants had below normal muscle strength. In contrast, significant age-related reductions in handgrip strength and increases in the number of chronic diseases and prescribed medications were observed for the overall cohort as well as the male and female sub-groups. Nevertheless, even those aged over 70 years only averaged one chronic disease and one prescribed medication. These results may suggest that participation in Masters sport helps to maintain anthropometry, physical function and general health in middle-aged and older adults. However, it is also possible that only healthier middle-aged and older adults with favourable body composition and physical function may be able to participate in Masters sport. Future research should therefore utilise longitudinal research designs to determine the health and functional benefits of Master sports participation for middle-aged and older adults.]]> Mon 23 Oct 2017 16:09:18 AEST ]]>