concentric exercise


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Related to concentric exercise: isokinetic exercise, eccentric exercise

concentric exercise

A form of isotonic exercise in which the muscle fibers shorten as tension develops.
See: concentric muscle contraction; eccentric muscle contraction
See also: exercise
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The animals undergoing concentric exercise were also those that showed the greatest increases in creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase activities, consistent with the highest concentrations of HSP70 observed in most of the tissues analysed.
In addition, it was interesting to observe that the metabolic stress, more associated with concentric exercise than with downhill exercise, seemed to elicit a greater response from the mechanism that produces the HSPs than the physical stress known to produce tissue injury, which typically occurs in the eccentric exercise.
A recent in vivo investigation demonstrated that peak tension forces in eccentric exercise are of the same magnitude as those seen in concentric exercise (Rees et al.