Eccentric vs Concentric Exercise

Hi all, I absolutely love being part of an industry that is always researching and finding ways to deliver exercise more efficiently and effectively.
A research paper, published Feb 2022, was written by one of my friends and colleagues at ECU.
The researchers have found information that could prove important for preventing muscle wastage in the elderly.
They found that an eccentric contraction of the muscle had the biggest impact upon improving muscle strength.
So what’s an eccentric contraction I hear you ask?  Well think of a bicep curl. When you lift the weight towards you that’s a concentric contraction . As you lower the weight, that is the eccentric contraction of the muscle.
Many people think you have to spend a lot of time exercising, but it’s not the case when it comes to resistance training. Short, good quality exercise can still be good for your body and every muscle contraction counts.


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