Changes in force, cross-sectional area and neural activation during strength training and detraining of the human quadriceps

@article{Narici1989ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in force, cross-sectional area and neural activation during strength training and detraining of the human quadriceps},
  author={Marco V Narici and Giulio Sergio Roi and Luca Landoni and Alberto E Minetti and Paolo Cerretelli},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={59},
  pages={310-319}
}
Four male subjects aged 23–34 years were studied during 60 days of unilateral strength training and 40 days of detraining. Training was carried out four times a week and consisted of six series of ten maximal isokinetic knee extensions at an angular velocity of 2.09 rad·s−1. At the start and at every 20th day of training and detraining, isometric maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), integrated electromyographic activity (iEMG) and quadriceps muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) assessed at seven… CONTINUE READING