Muscle fibre density
- I have been told that elite weightlifters have greater fibre density than bodybuilders but I haven't been able to find any data to support that statement. I have 5 meters of literature in my private library and I have searched the medline with very limited result, that's why I decided to question the sport science list. I wonder if anyone could suggest some article/book regarding different weight training protocols effect on muscle fibre density?Håkan AnderssonSundsvall Sweden
- Hello Håkan,
You may find a description of increased hyperplasia mechanisms in elite
weightlifters as compared to those training-induced muscle composite
outcome as a result of competitive bodybuilding.
Antonio, J, & W.J. Gonyea (1993) Progressive stretch overload of avian
muscle results in muscle fiber hypertrophy prior to hyperplasia. Journal of
Applied Physiology 75(3) p1263-1271.
Antonio, J, & W.J. Gonyea, (1993) Skeletal muscle fiber hyperplasia.
Medical Science Sport & Exercise. 25(12) p1333-1345.
Hather, B.M., P. A. Tesch, P. Buchanan, & Dudley. (1991) Influence of
eccentric actions on skeletal muscle adaptations to resistance training.
Acta. Physiol. Scand. 143: p177-185.
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