Muscle activation during low- versus high-load resistance training in well-trained men
Light weights, Low-load resistance training, Momentary muscular failure, Muscle recruitment
European Journal of Applied Physiology
Purpose: It has been hypothesized that lifting light loads to muscular failure will activate the full spectrum of MUs and thus bring about muscular adaptations similar to high-load training. The purpose of this study was to investigate EMG activity during low- versus high-load training during performance of a multi-joint exercise by well-trained subjects.
Department of Kinesiology
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Schoenfeld, Brad J.; Contreras, Bret; Willardson, Jeffrey M.; Fontana, Fabio; and Tiryaki-Sonmez, Gul, "Muscle activation during low- versus high-load resistance training in well-trained men" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1342.