Aaron BubbicoAaron Bubbico is working on his master’s degree in exercise science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM). He is the owner and operator of Quality Fitness Training. His research interests include eccentric load training, hypertrophic adaptations and mechanisms, and periodization.
During many movements, an eccentric muscle action occurs as a braking, or opposition, force in response to a concentric (shortening) action, in order to protect joint structures from damage. In an eccentric action, the muscle elongates under the tension caused when an opposing force (such as a weight) is greater than the force generated by the muscle.Read More