If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast.
A new study published recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology, suggests an effective strategy to offset muscle weakness might be to exercise the other arm.
A group of 16 college students were recruited to wear casts on their left wrists for four weeks. Half of these students exercised their right arm aggressively three days per week using a type of training known as “eccentric training” — which lengthens the muscle during contraction, and is quite effective for building muscle and enhancing strength.
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