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

@article{Narici2006ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in force, cross-sectional area and neural activation during strength training and detraining of the human quadriceps},
  author={Marco Vincenzo Narici and Giulio Sergio Roi and Lauren Landoni and A. E. Minetti and Paolo Cerretelli},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={310-319}
}
SummaryFour male subjects aged 23–34 years were studied during 60 days of unilateral strength training and 40 days of detraining. [] Key Method 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 fractions of femur length (Lf), by nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, were measured on both trained (T) and untrained (UT) legs.
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