Mechanical deficit persists during long-term muscle hypertrophy.

@article{Kandarian1990MechanicalDP,
  title={Mechanical deficit persists during long-term muscle hypertrophy.},
  author={Susan C. Kandarian and Timothy P White},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={861-7}
}
Hypotheses were tested that the deficit in maximum isometric force normalized to muscle cross-sectional area (i.e., specific Po, N/cm2) of hypertrophied muscle would return to control value with time and that the rate and magnitude of adaptation of specific force would not differ between soleus and plantaris muscles. Ablation operations of the gastrocnemius and plantaris muscles or the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles were done to induce hypertrophy of synergistic muscle left intact in female… CONTINUE READING

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