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Muscle strengthening in the elderly to prevent the loss of physical abilities: How and why eccentric exercises at long muscle length can be the best option? – EMULE

Submission summary

An age-related decline in lower limb neuromuscular function, including alterations in both neural and muscular factors involved in muscle force production is known to be one of the most important factors involved in the loss of physical abilities, balance impairment and risk of falling in elderly people. Thus, the improvement of the neuromuscular function in this population is mandatory for enhancing their quality of life, and thus reducing the public health burden caused by their potentiel loss of autonomy. The aims of the EMULE project are therefore to better understand the acute and chronic effects of eccentric contractions on
elderly people and to demonstrate that eccentric training at long muscle length is better than other classical intervention to improve neuromuscular function. The EMULE project will also aim to study the efficacy and feasibility to perform eccentric training at home to enhance
functional physical abilities

Project coordination

Christophe Cornu (Nantes Université)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


PHU 9 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes
MIP - Nantes U. Nantes Université

Help of the ANR 491,137 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: March 2023 - 42 Months

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