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Changes in Muscle Morphology, Neuromuscular Capacity and Tendon Function with Training: Implications for Athletic Performance, Patient Rehabilitation and Aging Individuals
Per Aagaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Assessment and Development of Human Strength and Power
Robert Usher Newton, Edith Cowan University, Australia

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Hideki Takagi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

 

Changes in Muscle Morphology, Neuromuscular Capacity and Tendon Function with Training: Implications for Athletic Performance, Patient Rehabilitation and Aging Individuals

Per Aagaard
University of Southern Denmark
Denmark
 

Brief Bio
Per Aagaard is professor in Biomechanics at the Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics Research Unit, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of health Science, University of Southern Denmark.
His research activities are focused on adaptive changes in neuromuscular function and muscle morphology/architecture induced by training at young and old age, neuromuscular and biomechanical aspects of ACL injury, exercise based rehabilitation and prevention of tendinopathy and muscle overuse injury, effects of resistance training on musculoskeletal health. A total of +280 research articles and book chapters have been published in international scientific journals and text books, which have received >30.000 citations.


Abstract
Resistance training is well known to induce adaptive changes in the morphology and architecture of human skeletal muscle, while also leading to adaptive changes in nervous system function (Aagaard 2003, Aagaard et al. 2020). These changes contribute to the marked increase in maximal contractile muscle force and power that can be seen with resistance (strength) training not only in athletes but also in previously untrained persons, including frail and very old (>80 yrs) adults and patients. Importantly, the training induced improvements in skeletal muscle size/architecture and neuromuscular function are translated into improved athletic performance in younger adults, while correspondingly leading to an enhanced functional capacity during activities of daily living in aging individuals and patients, respectively.



 

 

Assessment and Development of Human Strength and Power

Robert Usher Newton
Edith Cowan University
Australia
 

Brief Bio
Dr Robert Newton is a Professor at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Professor Newton has published over 900 scientific papers including 445 refereed scientific journal articles and three books and has a current Scopus h-Index of 82 with his work being cited over 22,500 times. Professor Newton is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. In 2019, he was named the Western Australian Premier’s Scientist of the Year and in 2021 he was award a higher doctorate (DSc) from the University of Queensland for his research in exercise science. Professor Newton has been a consultant to US Ski and Snowboard, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, England Rugby, and to name just a few.  


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Hideki Takagi
University of Tsukuba
Japan
 

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