Flywheel Resistance Training Calls for Greater Eccentric Muscle Activation than Weight Training
A study looked at changes in muscle activation and performance in healthy men in response to five weeks of resistance training with or without eccentric overload. The study goes into great detail about the pre- and post- measurements compromising maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), rate of force development (RFD) and training mode-specific force. The results pointed to greater mechanical stress explaining the robust muscle hypertrophy reported in response to flywheel resistance training, and is very interesting in exploring the potential benefits of eccentric overloading in performance.
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