Skeletal muscle hypertrophy after aerobic exercise training

Adam R. Konopka, Matthew P. Harber

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Current dogma suggests that aerobic exercise training has minimal effects on skeletal muscle size. We and others have demonstrated that aerobic exercise acutely and chronically alters protein metabolism and induces skeletal muscle hypertrophy. These findings promote an antithesis to the status quo by providing novel perspective on skeletal muscle mass regulation and insight into exercise countermeasures for populations prone to muscle loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • anabolic resistance
  • endurance exercise
  • mitochondria
  • myostatin
  • protein metabolism
  • sarcopenia
  • ubiquitin proteasome pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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