Decline with age

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Re: Decline with age

Post by edinborogh » February 21st, 2018, 12:28 pm

hjs wrote:Andrew Benco 6.01,7 new WR 50 plus man.

Was 6.07 for a very long time. Andy Riply.

remember the professor from Michigan? i wonder what he would say about that.

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Re: Decline with age

Post by mdpfirrman » February 21st, 2018, 4:18 pm

I've mentioned this supplement in other posts but, with age, the challenge is often being injured. I'm a supplement buff (and have done a bit of recruiting with nutraceutical companies). I know some of you aren't keen on supplements, but there's been some interesting stuff come out on Vitamin K2 recently. I got the actual study from the author and it turns out that Vitamin K2 dramatically reduces the time it takes to get back to form (around 300 mg per day). In the form of NK-7 (it's a fairly cheap supplement). The study was mostly on average (recreational athletes) and my understanding of it is that they got in aerobic shape much faster. I'm not sure it would help someone who's highly trained as much (it has more long term benefits for heart/vein health). Shawn Baker is getting a lot it because it's mostly available naturally in grass fed meat only.

If anyone's interested, PM me your email and I'll email you the actual study for perusal. I don't think you can find it anywhere.

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53 Yrs old, 5' 10" / 185 lbs (177cm/84kg)

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Re: Decline with age

Post by gregsmith01748 » February 28th, 2018, 6:45 am

Hi, I just posted the third part of my series on rowing performance and aging. This one looks at different duration events.
Age: 55 H: 182cm W: 90Kg

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Re: Decline with age

Post by PaulG » February 28th, 2018, 10:41 am


Take a look t your PMs. I sent you something that could be relevant to your investigations.


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Re: Decline with age

Post by jackarabit » February 28th, 2018, 11:48 am

Greg, I appreciate a conclusion which dares raise its head above the nuances of investigative method! One small reservation: Excerpted sentence quoted below is ambiguous imo altho understandable as retained % of performance from the legend to left of vertical bars in the clever “gallery” of genders and wgt classes.
The decline across the 500m, 1000m and 2000m is an average of 56%. The decline across the 5K, 30 Min and 10K is 66%. A 10% difference in power is quite significant.
No biggy as I didn’t sense an unusually high number of my remaining brain cells overheating. :wink:
There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data


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