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Catecholamines may be considered the most important hormones for the acute expression of strength. Anticipatory elevations in catecholamines are often seen prior to a competition or workout. , testosterone, IGF-1). Cardiovascular Adaptations to Resistance Training The heart, similar to skeletal muscle, has the ability to adapt to various stresses placed upon it. The heart, similar to skeletal muscle, has the ability to adapt to various stresses placed upon it. During exercise the heart will function against various transient stresses that include pressure and volume overloads that ultimately lead to adaptation.

Thus, force production begins centrally, with the thought of contracting muscle, and the subsequent action potentials travel to peripheral nerves that directly stimulate muscles to contract. Nervous system stimulation propagates an action potential that travels along the length of a nerve cell or neuron. Action potentials are “all or none,” meaning that once a specific threshold is attained, the action potential will occur throughout. If the threshold is not met, no action potential will occur.

This chapter focuses on the following principles: progressive overload, specificity, variation, individualization, reversibility (detraining), and diminishing returns. Progressive Overload Progressive overload refers to the gradual increase of the stress placed on the body during resistance training. The concept of progressive overload is not new, and in fact has been utilized for a few thousand years. C. A well-known Greek strongman and Olympic wrestling champion, Milo of Crotona, was reported to carry a young calf across his shoulders every day until the animal was fully grown.

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