Changes in human skeletal muscle contractility and hormone status during 2 weeks of heavy strength training

@article{Raastad2001ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in human skeletal muscle contractility and hormone status during 2 weeks of heavy strength training},
  author={Truls Raastad and Trond Glomsheller and Trine Bj{\o}ro and Jostein Hall{\'e}n},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={84},
  pages={54-63}
}
Abstract To examine neuromuscular and hormone changes during 2 weeks of heavy strength training, 18 weight-trained male students were recruited either into a heavy training group (HT, n=11) or into a control group (Ctr, n=7). The heavy training protocol consisted of leg-extensor workouts performed daily, while workouts were performed twice a week in the Ctr group. A test of one repetition maximum (1 RM) was performed before heavy training and on the 2nd day after heavy training. Isokinetic knee… 
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