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Metabolic and Fatigue Profiles Are Comparable Between Prepubertal Children and Well-Trained Adult Endurance Athletes, 2018, Anthony Birat

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Samuel, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Samuel

    Samuel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

  2. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Not surprising, as children have more muscle power than adults compared to body mass. Muscle power increases by cross sectional area (i.e. squared), but mass increases by volume (i.e. cubed). So muscle power increases at a slower rate than mass as the body grows. It is one of the major limits on body size.

    Same for bone strength too, only increases by the square.
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