What happens to older adults muscle mass and strength when we stop training after a period of weight training?

The Introduction

Masters athletes should do weight training. The older we become, the more competitive we are, and the more we are focused on speed and power events, the more important it becomes. Most of us tend to build towards an event we are focused on. This means generally training hard(er) for three-six months leading into an event after building up a base of fitness. If we are smart and do weight training leading up to our goal, what happens after we stop training for a while once we’ve completed our goal?

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