2017.10.08 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Which of the following activities is generally the best for stimulating new bone growth?
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Weightlifting is the only activity listed here that is not a bodyweight exercise. If bodyweight alone exceeded the minimum essential strain (MES) necessary for new bone growth, the force of gravity alone would cause increased bone formation. By adding a weighted load to activities (e.g. weightlifting), the chances are greater that the athlete will exceed the MES required to stimulate new bone growth.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 104
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2017.10.08 CSCS Daily Study Question