My question is why are they using test subjects that are +70 years old?
I haven’t read the full article so I can’t say but that answer can typically come from the fact that geriatric research receives lots of grant money and sport related research receives practically none.
I don’t suspect the results would be too much different though.
…Obviously the study was a comparison between eccentric and concentric training, but are they suggesting that one of them is better for adding sarcomeres in-series and the other better for adding sarcomeres in-parallel?
Yes. I think that is clearly what they are indicating.
If that’s what they’re trying to say, the don’t identify which is which. My knowledge on this stuff is pretty limited, but I know that the number of sarcomeres in-parallel relates to force and that the number of sarcomeres in-series relates to velocity. Does this have any practical significance as far as training is concerned?
I’d imagine it would. If anyone has the article please pass on the info.