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Physiological Adaptations to Hypertrophic Strength Training

Increases in muscle cross sectional area and motor unit recruitment have long been identified with heavy resistance training (Hakkinen, 1989). However further investigations into different training protocols have revealed differences in the resulting adaptations to muscle cell structure and fibre … Continue reading

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Endocrine response to a bout of resistance exercise

The endocrine system plays an essential role in the growth and repair of muscles by stimulating protein synthesis and metabolism among other functions that directly and indirectly affect muscle tissue remodelling (Kraemer, 2000). Resistance training will induce an acute hormone … Continue reading

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Neural circuitry and muscular contraction of a countermovement jump

Plyometric exercises are a commonly used and fantastic tool for increasing strength and power (Chu, 1998). The term plyometric refers to an action that facilitates a maximal muscle contraction as quickly as possible. Such exercises consist of a rapid pre-stretch … Continue reading

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