McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I., & Katch, V. L. (2004). Exercise physiology (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
". . . improving muscular strength and power does not necessarily require muscle fiber hypertrophy because important neurologic factors significantly affect the expression of human strength" (McArdle, Katch, & Katch, pp. 532).
Implication. Muscle growth can result from repeated muscle fiber injury, such as that caused by excessive eccentric actions, followed by an overcompensation of protein synthesis to produce a net anabolic effect. [Antonio, J., & Gonyea, W. J. (1993). Skeletal muscle fiber hyperplasia. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 25, 1333-1345].
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