Benefits of Strength Training for Muscle Injury in Older Adults
Aug 31, 2021
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- Effects Of Miometric And Pliometric Muscle Actions On Delayed Muscle Soreness
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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.
An increase in muscle size.
Pliometric Muscle Action:
Refers to lengthening of the muscles, often referred to as eccentric contractions; also called negative work.