TITLE: The Effects of Eccentric Versus Concentric Resistance Training on Muscle Strength and Mass in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis
PUBLICATION: British Journal of Sports Medicine
AUTHORS: M. Roig, K O’Brien, G. Kirk, R. Murray, P. McKinnon, B. Shadgan, and W.D. Reid
Concentric Exercise: An exercise that emphasizes production of force while a muscle is shortening.
Eccentric Exercise: An exercise that emphasizes production of force while a muscle is lengthening.
Force: A push or pull that has both magnitude or direction and causes an object with mass to change its velocity.
Meta-analysis: An analysis that uses statistical methods to summarize the results of a group of studies.
Systematic Review: An analysis that answers a defined research question by collecting and summarizing all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria.