Concentric vs eccentric training and SSP muscle architecture

How does contraction mode during training affect supraspinatus muscle architecture?

The supraspinatus muscle accounts for a substantial part of subacromial pain syndromes, tendinopathies and, ultimately, rotator cuff tears. Conservative treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathies includes among others concentric and/ or eccentric strengthening exercises. Besides strength gains and hypertrophy, eccentric training leads to improved tendon healing.

 
 

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