Muscle Size Responses to Strength Training in Young and Older Men and Women

@article{Roth2001MuscleSR,
  title={Muscle Size Responses to Strength Training in Young and Older Men and Women},
  author={Stephen M Roth and Fred M. Ivey and Gregory F. Martel and Jeffrey T. Lemmer and Diane E. Hurlbut and Eliot L. Siegel and E. J. Metter and Jerome L. Fleg and James L. Fozard and Matthew C. Kostek and David M. Wernick and Ben F. Hurley},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49}
}
  • S. Roth, F. Ivey, B. Hurley
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Education, Political Science
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
OBJECTIVES: To examine the possible influences of age and gender on muscle volume responses to strength training (ST). 
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