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Influence of concentric and eccentric resistance training on architectural adaptation in human quadriceps muscles.
- A. Blazevich, D. Cannavan, David R. Coleman, S. Horne
- Journal of applied physiology
- 1 November 2007
The similar increase in fascicle length observed between the training groups mitigates against contraction mode being the predominant stimulus, and muscle architectural adaptations occur rapidly in response to resistance training but are strongly influenced by factors other than contraction mode. Expand
Rate of force development: physiological and methodological considerations
- N. Maffiuletti, P. Aagaard, A. Blazevich, J. Folland, N. Tillin, J. Duchateau
- Computer Science, Medicine
- European Journal of Applied Physiology
- 3 March 2016
Evidence-based practical recommendations are provided for rational quantification of rate of force development in both laboratory and clinical settings and various methodological considerations inherent to its evaluation are discussed. Expand
Intra‐ and intermuscular variation in human quadriceps femoris architecture assessed in vivo
The results provide some evidence that subjects with a given architecture of one superficial muscle, relative to the rest of the subject sample, also have a similar architecture in other superficial muscles, but this is not necessarily true for vastus lateralis (VL), and was not the case for VI. Expand
The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: A consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Physical activity is beneficial to health with or without weight loss, but adults who find it difficult to maintain a normal weight should probably be encouraged to reduce energy intake and minimize time spent in sedentary behaviours to prevent further weight gain. Expand
Effect of acute static stretch on maximal muscle performance: a systematic review.
The detrimental effects of static stretch are mainly limited to longer durations, which may not be typically used during preexercise routines in clinical, healthy, or athletic populations, and can be performed in a preex exercise routine without compromising maximal muscle performance. Expand
Acute effects of muscle stretching on physical performance, range of motion, and injury incidence in healthy active individuals: a systematic review.
- David G. Behm, A. Blazevich, A. Kay, M. McHugh
- Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism…
Considering the small-to-moderate changes immediately after stretching and the study limitations, stretching within a warm-up that includes additional poststretching dynamic activity is recommended for reducing muscle injuries and increasing joint ROM with inconsequential effects on subsequent athletic performance. Expand
Training-specific muscle architecture adaptation after 5-wk training in athletes.
- A. Blazevich, N. Gill, R. Bronks, R. Newton
- Medicine and science in sports and exercise
- 1 December 2003
Significant muscle size and architectural adaptations can occur in concurrently training athletes in response to a 5-wk training program, possibly associated with the force and velocity characteristics of the training exercises but not the movement patterns. Expand
Moderate-duration static stretch reduces active and passive plantar flexor moment but not Achilles tendon stiffness or active muscle length.
Data indicate that the stretching protocol used in this study induced losses in concentric moment that were accompanied by, and related to, reductions in neuromuscular activity, but they were not associated with alterations in tendon stiffness or shorter muscle operating length. Expand
Effects of Physical Training and Detraining, Immobilisation, Growth and Aging on Human Fascicle Geometry
- A. Blazevich
- Biology, Medicine
- Sports medicine
A significant research effort is required to more fully understand geometric adaptation in response to physical training, immobilisation/detraining, growth and aging. Expand
The relationship between changes in interstitial creatine kinase and game-related impacts in rugby union
- D. Smart, N. Gill, C. Beaven, C. Cook, A. Blazevich
- British Journal of Sports Medicine
- 29 November 2007
A large proportion of the Δ[CK] can be explained by physical impact and thus can be predicted using a prescribed number of game statistics, which provides a theoretical basis for recovery strategies and adjustment of subsequent training sessions after rugby union games. Expand