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The eccentric muscle contractions result in less cardiovascular and physical stress than the concentric muscle contractions due to the different mechanisms involved in these two types of muscle movements.
These results are contrary to that found in other studies reporting loss of maximal contraction strength after performing eccentric muscle contraction (3,5,9).
Moderate-intensity exercise (maintaining heart rate between 55% and 90% of maximum) may elevate creatine kinase (CK) to levels that meet the diagnostic criteria for rhabdomyolysis if the exercises involve eccentric muscle contractions, such as weight lifting or downhill running (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, small observational studies).
6-8) This injury occurred as a result of a sudden, forceful eccentric muscle contraction during a preacher curl exercise.