Effects of strength training and immobilization on human muscle fibres

@article{Macdougall2004EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of strength training and immobilization on human muscle fibres},
  author={J. D. Macdougall and G. C. B. Elder and D. Sale and J. Moroz and J. Sutton},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43},
  pages={25-34}
}
  • J. D. Macdougall, G. C. B. Elder, +2 authors J. Sutton
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
  • SummarySeven healthy male subjects were studied under control conditions and following 5–6 months of heavy resistance training and 5–6 weeks of immobilization in elbow casts. Cross-sectional fibre areas and nuclei-to-fibre ratios were calculated from cryostat sections of needle biopsies taken from triceps brachii. Training resulted in a 98% increase in maximal elbow extension strength as measured by a Cybex dynamometer, while immobilization resulted in a 41% decrease in strength. Both fast… CONTINUE READING

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