Submitted to: American College of Sports Medicine
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/21/2011
Publication Date: 1/1/2012
Citation: Reid, K.F., Fielding, R.A. 2012. Skeletal muscle power: a critical determinant of physical functioning in older adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40(1):4-12. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Muscle power declines earlier and more precipitously with advancing age compared to muscle strength. Peak muscle power has also emerged as an important predictor of functional limitations in older adults. Our current working hypothesis is focused on examining lower extremity muscle power as a more discriminant variable for understanding the relationships between impairments, functional limitations, and resultant disability with aging.