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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2006 Jul;34(3):107-12.

Child-adult differences in the recovery from high-intensity exercise.

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Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


Children recover from physical exertion faster than adults, especially, from high-intensity exercise. It is argued that, qualitatively, this is due mainly to dimensional differences but that, predominantly, it is a quantitative difference, stemming from the lower relative power children can generate and from which they need to recover. Children's lesser power capacity is, in turn, likely due to maturation-dependent neuromotor differences.

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