Benefits of Strength Training for Muscle Injury in Older Adults

Aug 31, 2021

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The following definitions will be helpful in understanding the studies dealing with muscle injury responses to strength training.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness:
Severe muscular discomfort occurring 1-3 days after performing exercise.

Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry - a scientific test using x-ray technology to determine body composition.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - a scientific test that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce colorful images which differentiate between muscle and fat.

Miometric Muscle Action:
Refers to shortening of the muscles, often referred to as concentric contractions; also called positive work.

Muscle Hypertrophy:
An increase in muscle size.

Pliometric Muscle Action:
Refers to lengthening of the muscles, often referred to as eccentric contractions; also called negative work.