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Muscle damage from eccentric exercise: mechanism, mechanical signs, adaptation and clinical applications - Proske - 2001 - The Journal of Physiology - Wiley Online Library

In eccentric exercise the contracting muscle is forcibly lengthened; in concentric exercise it shortens. While concentric contractions initiate movements, eccentric contractions slow or stop them. A unique feature of eccentric exercise is that untrained subjects become stiff and sore the day afterwards because of damage to muscle fibres.


This article really helps one understand the effects of eccentric exercises and really helped me understand adaptation! 07-03-2016 10:10am

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