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Bigger weights may not beget bigger muscles: evidence from acute muscle protein synthetic responses after resistance exercise.
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PMID:  22533517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
It is often recommended that heavier training intensities (∼70%-80% of maximal strength) be lifted to maximize muscle growth. However, we have reported that intensities as low as 30% of maximum strength, when lifted to volitional fatigue, are equally effective at stimulating muscle protein synthesis rates during resistance exercise recovery. This paper discusses the idea that high-intensity contractions are not the exclusive driver of resistance exercise-induced changes in muscle protein synthesis rates.
Nicholas A Burd; Cameron J Mitchell; Tyler A Churchward-Venne; Stuart M Phillips
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1715-5312     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101264333     Medline TA:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada.
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