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9. Androulakis-Korakakis P, Fisher J, Kolokotronis P, Gentil P, Steele J. Reduced Volume ‘Daily Max’Training Compared to Higher Volume Periodized Training in Powerlifters Preparing for Competition—A Pilot Study. Sports. 2018 Aug 29;6(3):86.

10. Lacerda LT, Marra-Lopes RO, Diniz RC, Lima FV, Rodrigues SA, Martins-Costa HC, Bemben MG, Chagas MH. Is Performing Repetitions to Failure Less Important Than Volume for Muscle Hypertrophy and Strength?. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2019 Dec 4.

11. Sánchez-Moreno M, Cornejo-Daza PJ, González-Badillo JJ, Pareja-Blanco F. Effects of Velocity Loss During Body Mass Prone-Grip Pull-up Training on Strength and Endurance Performance J Strength Cond Res. 2020 Jan 7.

12. Barbosa-Netto, S., E.P.O.S. d'Acelino, and M.B. Almeida, Self-Selected Resistance Exercise Load: Implications for Research and Prescription. J Strength Cond Res, 2017.

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1. Hyldahl RD, Hubal MJ. Lengthening our perspective: morphological, cellular, and molecular responses to eccentric exercise. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Feb;49(2):155-70.

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7. Apostolopoulos NC, Lahart IM, Plyley MJ, Taunton J, Nevill AM, Koutedakis Y, Wyon M, Metsios GS. The effects of different passive static stretching intensities on recovery from unaccustomed eccentric exercise - a randomized controlled trial. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2018 Aug;43(8):806-815.

8. D’Amico AP, Gillis J. The influence of foam rolling on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2017 Sep 6.

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11. Gomes GK, Franco CM, Nunes PRP, Orsatti FL. High-Frequency Resistance Training Is Not More Effective Than Low-Frequency Resistance Training in Increasing Muscle Mass and Strength in Well-Trained Men. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Jul;33 Suppl 1:S130-S139.

12. Hsouna H, Boukhris O, Abdessalem R, Trabelsi K, Ammar A, Shephard RJ, Chtourou H. Effect of different nap opportunity durations on short-term maximal performance, attention, feelings, muscle soreness, fatigue, stress and sleep. Physiology & behavior. 2019 Nov 1;211:112673.

13. Bartolomei S, Totti V, Griggio F, Malerba C, Ciacci S, Semprini G, Di RM. Upper-Body Resistance Exercise Reduces Time to Recover After a High-Volume Bench Press Protocol in Resistance-Trained Men. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2019 Mar.

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3. Rhea, M., Kenn, J., Peterson, M., et al. Joint-Angle Specific Strength Adaptations Influence Improvements in Power in Highly Trained Athletes. Human Movement, 2016, 17(1), pp. 43-49.

4. Schoenfeld BJ, Grgic J. Effects of range of motion on muscle development during resistance training interventions: A systematic review. SAGE Open Med. 2020 Jan 21;8:2050312120901559.

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7. Behm DG, Blazevich AJ, Kay AD, McHugh M. Acute effects of muscle stretching on physical performance, range of motion, and injury incidence in healthy active individuals: a systematic review. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism. 2015 Dec 8;41(1):1-1.

8. Marchetti PH, Miyatake MM, Magalhaes RA, Gomes WA, Da Silva JJ, Brigatto FA, Zanini TC, Behm DG. Different volumes and intensities of static stretching affect the range of motion and muscle force output in well-trained subjects. Sports biomechanics. 2019 Aug 30:1-0.

9. Junior RM, Berton R, de Souza TM, Chacon-Mikahil MP, Cavaglieri CR. Effect of the flexibility training performed immediately before resistance training on muscle hypertrophy, maximum strength and flexibility. European journal of applied physiology. 2017 Apr 1;117(4):767-74.

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14. Kolber MJ, Beekhuizen KS, Cheng MS, Hellman MA. Shoulder joint and muscle characteristics in the recreational weight training population. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2009 Jan 1;23(1):148-57.

15. Grabow L, Young JD, Alcock LR, Quigley PJ, Byrne JM, Granacher U, Škarabot J, Behm DG. Higher quadriceps roller massage forces do not amplify range-of-motion increases or impair strength and jump performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2017 May 10.

16. Ferreira-Júnior JB, Benine RPC, Chaves SFN, Borba DA, Martins-Costa HC, Freitas EDS, Bemben MG, Vieira CA, Bottaro M. Effects of Static and Dynamic Stretching Performed Before Resistance Training on Muscle Adaptations in Untrained Men. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Sep 17.

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