Neuroendocrinology and resistance training in adult males

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Anthony Turner with Paul Comfort, Jeremy Moody and Ian Jeffreys

An understanding of the neuroendocrine system will assist the Strength and Conditioning coach in the design of progressive strength training programmes by allowing them to manipulate acute training variables according to hormone release profiles. For muscle hypertrophy, training programmes should utilise 3 sets of 10 repetitions at 10RM loads, with short rest periods of no longer than 1 minute. This will ensure the accumulation and maintenance of lactate and hydrogen ions, to whichan abolic hormone release is correlated

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