The older I get, the faster I was.
If you wanted to spend two weeks cycling through Denmark, you’ve just missed a good chance. A research team at the University of Copenhagen arranged just a 2700 kilometer cycling trip, to study how older people respond to exercise. The scientists measured the metabolism of the bikers and found a problem, although not necessarily the problem most people would have anticipated.
The article makes light of what’s considered “old people” – which in most sports falls into the category of “masters”. Swimming and cycling uses the terminology…
The current hypothesis for what is demonstrated in the study – as you get older, you need less food. But I wonder how that is compared to say top level athletes… Olympians as I understand have an unbelievably strict diet for competition, and understandably look forward to after the race because they can then eat 😉