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Related to concentric exercise: isokinetic exercise, eccentric exercise

exercise:

see physical fitnessphysical fitness,
combined good health and physical development. The object of any program of physical fitness is to maximize an individual's health, strength, endurance, and skill relative to age, sex, body build, and physiology.
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exercise

1. US and Canadian a ceremony or formal routine, esp at a school or college
2. Gymnastics a particular type of event, such as performing on the horizontal bar
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The present study aims at comparing the acute effect of uphill (concentric exercise) and downhill (eccentric exercise) treadmill walk on physical exertion and cardiovascular stress in young sedentary individuals.
Also, these authors found a sinusoidal overload pattern during eccentric exercise that was not observed during concentric exercise (27).
At least 48 hours after this testing session, the subjects returned to the laboratory and performed the same testing procedures, but with the opposite exercise protocol (i.e., if they performed concentric exercise during the first testing session, eccentric exercise was performed for the second testing session, and vice versa).
Differences in repositioning error before and after concentric exercise procedure between the groups were statistically significant (p<0.05) (Table 1).
CLARKSON, P.M, BYRNES, W.C, MCCORMICK, K.M, TURCOTTE, L.P, WHITE, J.S, 1986, Muscle Soreness and Muscle Fonction Fallowing Isometric, Eccentric and Concentric Exercise, Int J Sports Med, 7(3): 152-51.
All the studies that related to this type of exercise, had performed concentric exercise. This is because concentric exercise performed with bodybuilding devices allows targeting exercise to provide the facilitation and learning of this activity (23), and performance improvement during the exercise.
For lipids, the effects were just the opposite: Both forms of exercise were associated with a reduction in lipids, but the degree of lipid lowering was significantly greater following concentric exercise.