Faculty Publications

Title

Muscle activation during low- versus high-load resistance training in well-trained men

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Light weights, Low-load resistance training, Momentary muscular failure, Muscle recruitment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

European Journal of Applied Physiology

Volume

114

Issue

12

First Page

2491

Last Page

2497

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1007/s00421-014-2976-9

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