Hypertrophic effects of concentric versus eccentric muscle a... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research

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"Results showed that eccentric muscle actions resulted in a greater effect size (ES) compared to concentric actions, but results did not reach statistical significance (ES difference = 0.25 ± 0.13; CI95: -0.03, 0.52; P = 0.076). The mean percent change in muscle growth across studies favored eccentric compared to concentric actions (10.0% vs 6.8, respectively)."

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