Journal article

Factors Associated with Persistently High Muscular Power from Childhood to Adulthood.

Brooklyn J Fraser, Leigh Blizzard, Verity Cleland, Michael D Schmidt, Kylie J Smith, Seana L Gall, Terence Dwyer, Alison J Venn, Costan G Magnussen

Med Sci Sports Exerc | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Child and adult muscular power have been shown to associate with contemporary cardiometabolic health. Muscular power typically persists (tracks) between childhood and adulthood. Few studies span childhood to adulthood, so we aimed to identify modifiable and environmental factors associated with the persistence or change in muscular power across the life course. METHODS: Prospective study examining 1938 participants who had their muscular power (standing long jump distance) measured in 1985 as children 7-15 yr old and again 20 yr later in adulthood (26-36 yr old). A selection of objectively measured anthropometric characteristics (adiposity and fat-free mass), cardiorespiratory fitne..

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