Molecular adaptation to resistance exercise

Keith Baar, Henning Wackerhage

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Resistance or strength exercise is defined as skeletal muscles working against high loads over a short time. When resistance exercise is repeated at a sufficient frequency, intensity and duration this type of training improves neural activation and increases muscle size, strength and/or power. We start this chapter with practical resistance training principles and review the hyperplasia and hypertrophy adaptations to resistance exercise. After discussing the classical exercise physiology we will then review the molecular mechanisms that cause adaptation to resistance exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Exercise Physiology
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781136477034
ISBN (Print)9780415607872
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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