Importance of eccentric actions in performance adaptations to resistance training.

@article{Dudley1991ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of eccentric actions in performance adaptations to resistance training.},
  author={Gary A. Dudley and Per A. Tesch and B Joan Miller and Philip Buchanan},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={543-50}
}
The inability of the exercises presently used during space-flight to maintain muscle strength and mass may reflect the absence of eccentric (ecc) muscle actions. This study examined the importance of ecc actions in performance adaptations to resistance training. Middle-aged males performed 4-5 sets of 6-12 repetitions (rep) per set of the leg press and leg extension exercises 2 d each week for 19 weeks. Group CON/ECC (n = 9) performed each rep with concentric (con) and ecc actions, group CON (n… CONTINUE READING
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