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Sports, Volume 7, Issue 2 (February 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Eccentric training is a strong stimulus for increasing human muscle power. However, a debate exists [...] Read more. Eccentric training is a strong stimulus for increasing human muscle power. However, a debate exists regarding the effectiveness of performing eccentric training with either fast or slow tempo on muscle power development. The authors aimed to compare the rate of force development and muscle architectural adaptations after eccentric-only squat training with either fast-velocity or slow-velocity. The results suggest that short-term fast eccentric-only squat training may induce significant increases in lower-body rate of force development, partly associated with concomitant increases in vastus lateralis muscle fascicle length. Slow eccentric-only squat training increased muscle mass but had no effect on rapid force development. View this paper.