Athletic performance - must it decline with age?

Jeffrey L. Young*, Joel M Press

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many individuals continue to exercise train and experience athletic success well into the eighth and ninth decades of their lives. This paper examines the interaction between aging and athletic performance with specific reference to how regular exercise training attenuates the decrements in performance typically attributed to the aging process. The importance of rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries to facilitate continued participation in athletics is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-17
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1995


  • Aging
  • Athletic performance
  • Exercise
  • Injury
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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