Neuromuscular adaptations following prepubescent strength training.

  title={Neuromuscular adaptations following prepubescent strength training.},
  author={J C Ozmun and Alan E. Mikesky and Paul R. Surburg},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={26 4},
Underlying mechanisms of prepubescent strength gains following resistance training are speculative. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of 8 wk of resistance training on muscular strength, integrated EMG amplitude (IEMG), and arm anthropometrics of prepubescent youth. Sixteen subjects (8 males, 8 females) were randomly assigned to trained or control groups. All subjects (mean age = 10.3 yr) were of prepubertal status according to the criteria of Tanner. The trained… CONTINUE READING

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