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Muscle Strength and Fiber Typingby Michael Marino, R.P.T., and Gilbert W. Gleim, M.S. - last modified 2013-02-09 00:00
Clinics in Sports Medicine-Vol. 3, No. 1, p85-100 January 1984


Skeletal muscle is the effector organ that moves the body during sport. The study of muscle in the profiling of athletes consists of two major areas, composition and strength. In discussing the former, we refer to fiber typing and morphologic changes resulting from training, and how this affects athletic performance. Later, we discuss the concept of strength, its measurement and development, and how strength itself affects athletic performance, activity, and injury.