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Excerpts — Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance With Web Resource-2nd Edition

Noninvasive methods of examining muscle architecture and quality

A relatively new noninvasive method to investigate changes in muscle architecture is becoming popular. The use of ultrasonography to image muscle structure has proven to be a valid and reliable method of examining changes in muscle.

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Athletes experience health benefits of training, with some risk

It has been demonstrated that exercise training in previously sedentary individuals has beneficial effects in terms of reducing the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) (Nieman et al. 1990; Nieman, Hensen, et al. 1993).

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Supplementation in stimulating muscle protein synthesis

The two most common whole proteins used in dietary supplements are casein and whey.

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