Category Archives: Triathlon

Do a Triathlon in the Body You Have NOW!

The conversation goes something like this:
You do triathlons?  Isn’t that the thing where you do a marathon and then hop on your bike? In Hawaii?
Well, yes and no.
Triathlon means this:   Swim – Bike – Run.  Together.  As fast as you can.

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Sweat Science » The incredible unaging triathlete

The incredible unaging triathlete

January 14th, 2012

Here’s a pretty graphic illustration, from a recent paper by Dr. Vonda Wright and her colleagues (hat tip to Laura McIntyre for the forward), of the importance of lifelong physical activity:

It’s from a new study freely available at The Physician and Sportsmedicine that took detailed measurements of 40 masters athletes between the ages of 40 and 81, and found a surprising lack of age-related muscle loss:

This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass and strength decline as a function of aging alone. Instead, these declines may signal the effect of chronic disuse rather than muscle aging.