40 y.o Triathlete vs 70 y.o Triathlete vs aging

I have recently read a very interesting study about masters athletes.  Check these pictures. The top pic is a cross section of the thigh of a 40 year old triathlete. The bottom is a triathlete at 70. The middle is a sedentary 74 year old man. As you can see, the muscle fat of the 40 and 70 y.o. triathlete are almost the same, but the 74 y.o. man with no exercise background is full of fat in his muscles. To read the study click here

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About swimbikerun1
Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

2 Responses to 40 y.o Triathlete vs 70 y.o Triathlete vs aging

  1. Thanks for posting this — great motivation to keep cycling!

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