Show Notes

This week in wellness a study presented at EuroPrevent 2019 showed that those in the lowest quartile of muscle power had a massive 10-13 times higher chance of dying compared to those above the median for maximum muscle-power.

The study looked at non-athletes between 41 and 85 years of age and used an upright row test to determine power, defined as the amount of work performed per unit time. The researchers determined each participant’s maximal muscle power by taking the highest value that they achieved over two or three attempts with increasing weight and then calculating the power exertion per kilogram of body weight. The upright row exercise was chosen for the study because it is a common action in daily life for things like picking up groceries and grandchildren.

Click here for the link to the press release

And here are the fitness references Brett mentions in the show.