Previous studies have demonstrated evidence of temporary heart injury in marathon runners. Fortunately, all of the cardiac abnormalities disappeared within a week after completing a race. Furthermore, these studies followed young marathon runners (between ages 18 and 40). Read on to find out if marathon running is safe for older adults. Continue reading
Olympic athletes like Yordan Yovchev, the 39 yr old Bulgarian gymnast, are amazing examples of how you can maintain peak performance with age. He and many others defy aging performance rules to excel at the Olympic and elite levels…
…so are they Superhuman, or have they somehow cracked the code on aging and peak performance?
Is it possible to enhance your performance potential into your 40’s, 50’s, even 70s?
It is exciting to note that there were 187 athletes over the age of 40 in this year’s Games. Most of the over 50 crowd are competing in Equestrian events and Shooting. while they are indeed physical demands in these sports (I ride Dressage, I know!) these sports rely more on years of skill development and finesse, less on athletic strength and speed.
Believe it or not there are some strategies that you can begin to use right now to resist declines and even maintain peak performance as you age.