Repository logo
 

Time course of muscle hypertrophy, strength, and muscle activation with intense eccentric training

Date

2008-10-24

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

ORCID

Type

Degree Level

Masters

Abstract

Early strength increase with training is normally attributed to neural adaptations but recent evidence suggests that muscle hypertrophy occurs earlier than previously thought. The purpose of this study was to examine the time course of adaptation through 20 days of training and 5 days of detraining. Twenty-two untrained subjects trained one arm every 2nd day for 20 days. Subjects performed isokinetic eccentric biceps training at 90°/s (6 sets of 8 reps). Muscle thickness (reported in cm) via ultrasound, strength (reported in Nm) and muscle activation (electromyography) were measured before, during and after training (9 time points). Muscle thickness increased after 8 days of training (3.66±0.11 to 3.90±0.12; p

Description

Keywords

muscle activation, muscle hypertrophy, strength, eccentric training, biceps

Citation

Degree

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Department

College of Kinesiology

Program

College of Kinesiology

Citation

Part Of

item.page.relation.ispartofseries

DOI

item.page.identifier.pmid

item.page.identifier.pmcid