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Strength gain at little cost? Feasibility of 'low load' eccentric cycling as a tool for strength gain in sedentary men

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Abstract


  • Symptomatic reporting is a common issue in exercise rehabilitation. When traditional concentric aerobic

    exercise is used as an exercise stimulus, dyspnoea and fatigue are often reported by elderly5 and by cohorts with

    cardiorespiratory pathology3. Among the unique attributes of eccentric aerobic exercise is lower metabolic and

    cardiovascular demand for a given workload 1 ,2. This makes eccentric aerobic exercise more suitable for long-term

    adherence in rehabilitation. Although, extremely 'high load' eccentric cycling interventions have shown improvements

    in strength measurements4, no 'low load' eccentric cycling studies have been performed to determine if strength

    adaptations are feasible. Therefore, this study determined if 'low load' eccentric cycling can stimulate strength

    adaptations.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Lewis, M., Peoples, G., Groeller, H. & Brown, M. (2012). Strength gain at little cost? Feasibility of 'low load' eccentric cycling as a tool for strength gain in sedentary men. Proceedings of the 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference and the 7th Sports Dietitians Australia update (pp. 99-99). Australia: Exercise & Sports Science.

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Start Page


  • 99

End Page


  • 99

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Symptomatic reporting is a common issue in exercise rehabilitation. When traditional concentric aerobic

    exercise is used as an exercise stimulus, dyspnoea and fatigue are often reported by elderly5 and by cohorts with

    cardiorespiratory pathology3. Among the unique attributes of eccentric aerobic exercise is lower metabolic and

    cardiovascular demand for a given workload 1 ,2. This makes eccentric aerobic exercise more suitable for long-term

    adherence in rehabilitation. Although, extremely 'high load' eccentric cycling interventions have shown improvements

    in strength measurements4, no 'low load' eccentric cycling studies have been performed to determine if strength

    adaptations are feasible. Therefore, this study determined if 'low load' eccentric cycling can stimulate strength

    adaptations.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Lewis, M., Peoples, G., Groeller, H. & Brown, M. (2012). Strength gain at little cost? Feasibility of 'low load' eccentric cycling as a tool for strength gain in sedentary men. Proceedings of the 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference and the 7th Sports Dietitians Australia update (pp. 99-99). Australia: Exercise & Sports Science.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1226&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/227

Start Page


  • 99

End Page


  • 99

Place Of Publication


  • Australia