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Training principles for elite senior athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15122988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the passage of time, masters athletes are still capable of incredible performances. Nevertheless, overuse injuries are the most common challenge in this escalating cohort. The incidence of exertion-related cardiovascular events is also greater among older athletes, especially men, highlighting the importance of a thorough preparticipation medical evaluation before entry into senior athletic training programs and competition. Accordingly, masters athletes with a moderate to high risk for coronary artery disease, who desire to enter vigorous competitive events, should undergo peak or symptom-limited exercise testing. Training programs for senior athletes should be individually tailored and focus on the predominant energy pathways and performance requirements for a given sport. Although competition and "personal bests" are important, protection against sickness and disability are increasingly listed as the primary participative motives of older athletes.
Barry A Franklin; Angela Fern; John Voytas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1537-890X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-04     Completed Date:  2004-08-12     Revised Date:  2008-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Beaumont Health Center, Preventive Cardiology, 4949 Coolidge Highway, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Middle Aged
United States

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