As we age, we lose muscle mass and strength. This weakening with age is formally called sarcopenia: sarx means “flesh” in Greek and penia means “loss” or “low”. Nobody likes it, but it affects all of us, so you’re probably interested in what you can expect as you get older. At what age does sarcopenia set in and how bad is it? Age of peak performance It’s common to hear that in your 30s, everything starts to go downhill. Indeed, most top athletes of popular sports are in their 20s. For example, Olympic Weightlifters on average peak at age … Continue reading How bad is aging for your gains?