Statistics About The Most Of Us Reach Our Peak Physical Performance

Many individuals reach their peak physical performance in their mid-to-late 20s, with performance gradually declining thereafter.

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"On average, individuals reach their peak physical performance between the ages of 20-30."

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"Male athletes typically peak at 26.1 years of age, according to a study across a broad selection of athletic events."

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"For long-distance swimming, the age of peak performance is 20 in men and 21 in women."

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"Grip strength hits peak levels in mid-30s, then gradually wanes."

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"For sprint events, men's and women's peak ages are the early 20s."

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"Marathoners usually achieve their best times between ages 25 to 35."

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"Muscle mass begins to decline in men after the age of 30."

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"Lung function peaks between the ages of 20 and 25."

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"Many endurance sports athletes are most competitive in their 30s."

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"Women's gymnastics peak age is typically between 16 and 20."

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"Tennis players typically peak in their mid-twenties."

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"Recovery from muscle injury tends to be slower and less complete after around age 35."

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"Aerobic capacity decreases as we age. After age 30, aerobic power begins to decrease by about 1% per year."

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"Between ages 20 to 89, the average physical decline per decade in men is 3% to 6% and in women is 4% to 7%."

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"The top age for U.S. Olympic marathon runners is between 28 and 38."

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"Among chess players, peak performance age is approximately 31."

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"For long distance cycling, the age of peak performance can be the late 20s to mid 30s."

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