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Rehabilitation Breakthroughs With Eccentric Training

by: Len Kravitz, PhD

Research

Applying force to lengthening muscle has broad benefits for the elderly and for people with chronic diseases, researchers are finding.

A recent special edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology focused on eccentric training, best defined as using active force to produce muscle tension while the muscle is lengthening.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 12, Issue 2

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About the Author

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.