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Active Voice: What Contributes to the Age-Related Loss in Rapid Strength?

from By Gena R. Gerstner, M.P.H., M.S., and Eric D. Ryan, Ph.D.


Gena R. Gerstner, M.P.H., M.S.
Eric D. Ryan, Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Gena R. Gerstner, M.P.H., M.S., is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and training under the supervision of Eric D. Ryan, Ph.D. She has been an ACSM member since 2016 and has presented her research at both the 2016 and 2017 ACSM Annual Meetings.

Eric D. Ryan, Ph.D., is a Stallings Fellow Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He codirects the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory within the department and has been an ACSM member since 2003. His current research examines the influence of acute (i.e., passive stretching, vibration, fatigue and eccentric exercise) and chronic (i.e., aging, occupational demands, training and nutritional supplementation) stressors on neuromuscular function.

This commentary presents the authors’ views on the topic of their research article, which they and their colleagues had published in the July 2017 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more


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