Chapter 2 – Age Related Declines in Performance and Implications for Training (PDF)


This chapter discusses the reasons for the age-related declines in speed, strength, power and endurance. More importantly, it presents the ways science suggests to prevent or slow these declines.

Topics Include

  • Aging and physical activity levels
  • Childhood activity and its relationship to adult activity
  • Performance declines with aging
  • The scientific reasons for performance declines and their implications for training