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Swimming Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series) by Mel Goldstein

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By Mel Goldstein

" Swimming is a activity in particular well-suited for older adults. yet such a lot books cater to more youthful, aggressive highschool and faculty swimmers and their coaches. Swimming earlier 50 bargains age-appropriate health and pageant education courses in addition to many necessary insights for swimmers who've lapped the 50-year mark. Swimming is more and more renowned between this growing to be age workforce because it is a perfect game for constructing cardiovascular health whereas placing very little put on and tear on bones and joints. This booklet presents distinct insights and suggestions for mature swimmers. even if you swim to stick suit or compete as a Masters swimmer, you will discover the cloth priceless and exact. Authors Mel Goldstein and Dave Tanner be aware of their material good. either swam at Indiana collage below the tutelage of mythical trainer James ""Doc"" Counsilman. Goldstein went directly to trainer Masters swimmers and to swim competitively, and he at the moment ranks one of the most sensible ten nationally within the 60 to sixty four age team. Tanner is a global champion and All-American swimmer and likewise competes in quite a few patience activities. As an workout physiologist and highschool swim trainer, he has studied education tools and schedules for health and function in swimming. even if you must be a extra effective and healthy lap swimmer or a quicker competitor within the subsequent Masters festival you input, Swimming earlier 50 is your consultant to luck. education tools, stroke method directions, and drills are followed via very important age issues. The ebook additionally presents dryland and in-pool education courses for various degrees of age 50 and over swimmers. As a distinct bonus, the authors have incorporated pattern work out schedules for the complete yr. Age used to be continually a terrible excuse to not swim. Now Swimming earlier 50 indicates there is not any excuse in any respect, so bounce correct in. "

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We don't know what 20-year-olds will look like when they are 60, nor do we know what 60-year-olds were like when they were 20. If we want to study the effects of aging we must follow 20-year-olds for the next 40 years, paying special attention to the factors that have been shown to affect health such as exercise, nutrition, stress, and smoking. This would be a longitudinal study and, for obvious reasons, would be very difficult to perform. It wouldn't be correct to draw conclusions about the effects of aging on performance by doing cross-sectional comparisons exclusively.

The results certainly would be encouraging because age-related declines are substantially less when performances are measured longitudinally instead of cross-sectionally. Unfortunately, very little longitudinal research has been conducted with swimmers. However, it has been done with runners. Dr. David Costill of the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University conducted a 22-year longitudinal study of the age-related decline in O2max in 53 runners between the ages of 40 and 75. The average decline was 6 percent per decade, a value very similar to the 7 percent decline in women swimmers mentioned earlier.

The average decline was 6 percent per decade, a value very similar to the 7 percent decline in women swimmers mentioned earlier. Those who trained the most during the previous 22 years experienced the smallest decline in O2max. Furthermore, the two men who trained most consistently showed almost no decline at all. More importantly, the men who had trained consistently saw no increase in the oxygen cost of submaximal running despite a decrease in their maximal aerobic capacity, suggesting that only the upper limit of their exercise range had declined in 22 years.

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