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Early phase adaptations in muscle strength and hypertrophy as a result of low-intensity blood flow restriction resistance training.

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Summary of "Early phase adaptations in muscle strength and hypertrophy as a result of low-intensity blood flow restriction resistance training."

Low-intensity venous blood flow restriction (vBFR) resistance training has been shown to promote increases in muscle strength and size. Eccentric-only muscle actions are typically a more potent stimulus to increase muscle strength and size than concentric-only muscle actions performed at the same relative intensities. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine the time-course of changes in muscle strength, hypertrophy, and neuromuscular adaptations following 4 weeks of unilateral forearm flexion low-intensity eccentric vBFR (Ecc-vBFR) vs. low-intensity concentric vBFR (Con-vBFR) resistance training performed at the same relative intensity.

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Name: European journal of applied physiology
ISSN: 1439-6327
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