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Special Issue "Muscle Hypertrophy and Regeneration: Effect of Exercise"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (9 June 2023) | Viewed by 237

Special Issue Editor

Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
Interests: resistance training; strength development; periodization; athlete monitoring and testing; weightlifting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Muscle tissue has the unique ability to alter and repair itself in response to loading. Exercise is one form of mechanical loading which may trigger the muscle to alter its phenotype in response. Various types of exercise may provide signals to the muscle to hypertrophy in response to loading or become stronger. Three main signals for hypertrophy are highlighted in the literature: tension, damage, and metabolic stress. Mechanical tension appears to be the leading driver of hypertrophy, with damage and metabolic stress playing secondary roles. In response to mechanical loading, muscle damage often accompanies unfamiliar exercises in the early stages of training. Different forms of exercise have the ability to cause more or less muscle damage based on the exercises chosen or various executions of those exercises. This may be relevant for athletes and clinical populations as practitioners should be aware of how to alter functional parameters while inducing or reducing muscle damage as necessary. This has the potential to benefit athletes in sporting performance or help individuals within rehabilitation to return to activities of daily living. Finding the optimal loading for various populations is of importance to improve the efficiency and efficacy of different training protocols. Studies investigating muscle hypertrophy, hypertrophy training studies, and/or studies investigating muscle damage are invited for this Special Issue.

Dr. Christopher Taber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • muscle damage
  • muscle repair
  • hypertrophy
  • resistance
  • therapeutic exercise
  • rehabilitation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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