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Our review paper investigating the prevalence of and mechanisms governing age-associated reductions in propulsive power generation during walking has been accepted for publication in Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews.

Franz JR. The age-associated reduction in propulsive power generation in walking (In Press).


Abstract. Propulsive power generation during push-off in walking decreases with advancing age. A common explanation is an accommodation for sarcopenia and muscle weakness. Yet, muscle strengthening often yields disappointing outcomes for walking performance. We examine the hypothesis that declines in force or power generating capacity of propulsive leg muscles cannot fully explain the age-related reduction in propulsive power generation during walking.


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