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Does prior exercise affect muscle volume after 7 d of leg immobilisation?

31 May 2018

A period of leg immobilisation such as might result from a sporting injury is associated with changes in skeletal muscle. This study will investigate what changes occur in response to 7 days of single leg immobilisation when preceded by a bout of leg exercise. Ultimately, we hope to discover new strategies to maintain muscle size and health during periods of immobilisation.

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This study has been approved by the University of Exeter Sport and Health Science Ethics Committee

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