Hallman Lecture - Strength and fatigue adaptations with aging: Modeling a paradox and implications for musculoskeletal injury

Thursday, October 25, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Laura Frey Law.

Professor Laura Frey Law
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa

With age, strength declines and fatigue is typically reported to increase beginning after the fifth decade of life. Yet isolated muscle fatigue properties have been shown to improve with age, with a preferential loss of type II fibers. These seemingly opposing findings are considered, as Professor Frey Law uses age-adapted Rohmert curves to examine how improved muscle fatigue properties may coexist with higher ratings of perceived fatigue, in conjunction with reduced strength. Implications for training, musculoskeletal injury and functional performance will be discussed.

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This Hallman Lecture is presented by the Centre of Research for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.