Eliakim, A., Renslo, R., Barstow, T. J., & Cooper, D. M. (1996). Effect of endurance training on muscle volume and VO2max in adolescent females. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 19.

A short period of endurance training increased muscle size in healthy adolescent females (15-17 yr). Factors other than muscle size are responsible for approximately 63% of associated changes in VO2max.

Implication. The response to endurance training of adolescent females is multifaceted and complex. When assessing responsiveness a considerable number of indices have to be used to accurately determine the degree of change.

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