Maximal and explosive strength training elicit distinct neuromuscular adaptations, specific to the training stimulus

@article{Tillin2013MaximalAE,
  title={Maximal and explosive strength training elicit distinct neuromuscular adaptations, specific to the training stimulus},
  author={Neale Anthony Tillin and Jonathan P. Folland},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={114},
  pages={365-374}
}
To compare the effects of short-term maximal (MST) vs. explosive (EST) strength training on maximal and explosive force production, and assess the neural adaptations underpinning any training-specific functional changes. Male participants completed either MST (n = 9) or EST (n = 10) for 4 weeks. In training participants were instructed to: contract as fast and hard as possible for ~1 s (EST); or contract progressively up to 75 % maximal voluntary force (MVF) and hold for 3 s (MST). Pre- and… CONTINUE READING