• Thoughts on strength, motor performance, hypertrophy and body composition and resistance training
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    Thoughts on strength, motor performance, hypertrophy and body composition and resistance training

    Athletes and recreational fitness enthusiasts, and people recovering from illness have many common goals (Fleck & Kraemer, 2014). For the athlete, the goals are generally driven by performance outcomes and for the fitness enthusiast health and wellness. However, what is clear many of the goals overlap. Depending on the individual’s training status and level of conditioning various training parameters will be appropriate for the benefits desired (Fleck & Kraemer, 2014; McArdle, Katch, & Katch, 2015). Variables such as length of training period is important to desired results as initial training adaptation during the first four to six weeks is probably due to voluntary activation and not significant changes in muscle…