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Eccentric Strength Training: A Review of the Available Technology

Tinwala, Farhan BE(Hons); Cronin, John PhD; Haemmerle, Enrico Dr.-Ing; Ross, Angus PhD

Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 32–47
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000262
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ABSTRACT ECCENTRIC (ECC) STRENGTH TRAINING IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR AMONG STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES AND PRACTITIONERS GIVEN THE PROVEN BENEFITS FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS, INJURY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO UNDERSTAND THE DEVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE TRAINING OF ECC STRENGTH, THE TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED, AND THE ASSOCIATED ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES. IT IS HOPED THAT WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE THE PRACTITIONER IS BETTER INFORMED AT MATCHING ECC STRENGTH TRAINING NEEDS WITH THE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT DESCRIBING THIS ISSUE, SEE VIDEO, SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, http://links.lww.com/SCJ/A198.

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1Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand;

2School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia;

3School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; and

4High Performance Sport New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Address correspondence to Farhan Tinwala, farhan.tinwala@gmail.com.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Farhan Tinwala is a PhD Research Student at AUT University.

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John Cronin is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning at AUT University and an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University.

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Enrico Haemmerle is the Head of the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT University.

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Angus Ross is the lead Exercise Physiologist at High Performance Sport New Zealand.

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