alexa The effects of varying time under tension and volume load on acute neuromuscular responses.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

Author(s): Tran QT, Docherty D, Behm D

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Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of different methods of measuring training volume, controlled in different ways, on selected variables that reflect acute neuromuscular responses. Eighteen resistance-trained males performed three fatiguing protocols of dynamic constant external resistance exercise, involving elbow flexors, that manipulated either time-under-tension (TUT) or volume load (VL), defined as the product of training load and repetitions. Protocol A provided a standard for TUT and VL. Protocol B involved the same VL as Protocol A but only 40\% concentric TUT; Protocol C was equated to Protocol A for TUT but only involved 50\% VL. Fatigue was assessed by changes in maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), interpolated doublet (ID), muscle twitch characteristics (peak twitch, time to peak twitch, 0.5 relaxation time, and mean rates of force development and twitch relaxation). All protocols produced significant changes (P
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00421-006-0297-3
  • This article was published in Eur J Appl Physiol and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

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