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Comparison of Concentric and Eccentric Bench Press

Abstract Eccentric muscle action (ECC) occurs when the force exerted by a working muscle is less than that of an outside resistance. This is characterized by muscle lengthening, despite actin-myosin crossbridge formation. Research has indicated that muscles acting eccentrically are capable of producing more force when compared to muscles acting concentrically. Further, research has shown ECC muscle actions may have different fatigue patterns that CON actions. The purpose of this study was to determine if a) ECC bench press yields greater strength than concentric (CON) as measured by one-repetition maximum (1RM), b) there is a difference between the number of repetitions that can be completed concentrically and eccentrically under the same relative i... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Kelly, Stephen (Author) / Hooker, Steven (Advisor) / Brown, Lee (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Gaesser, Glenn (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Exercise / Fatigue / Hypertrophy / Resistance / Strength / Training
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 118 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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