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A new year, a new you! That is fine and dandy but like most things in life, it helps to have a plan. Part of that plan should include a reduced calorie diet, a healthy fitness regime, and of course a highly energetic and motivating music playlist...
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Eccentric contractions is a type of muscle movement where the muscle elongates when placed under tension. This is the opposite of concentric muscle contractions, where tension is increased as the muscle is shortened. When you think of lifting weights, most people typically think of concentric type movements (i.e. bicep curls); however both contractions are occurring. For example: when you are performing a squat, you are eccentrically loading the muscle as you lower yourself (muscle is stretching), and concentrically loading the muscle when you spring back up (muscle is shortening). Eccentric muscle contractions have been correlated with increased muscle growth. This can be attributed to the fact that contracting muscle under a stretch or elongation can produce a greater force than a shortening muscle. It has been noted that eccentric exercises results in a greater increase in muscle power with lower oxygen consumption compared to concentric exercises (Hackney et al, 2008).
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