Research Impact Summary: Knowledge pertaining to the temporal recovery of neuromuscular function allows practitioners to make more informed decisions when designing longitudinal training programs. Based on the findings from this study, we suggest the sex of the athlete should be considered when planning Resistance Training during periods of intense training or in temporal proximity to performance. To conclude, sex differences were observed in the temporal recovery of neuromuscular function +4 to +72 h following Resistance Training. These differences are explained by differences in Resistance Training load, intensity, fatigability, experience, strength, or muscle damage, but may also be related to differences in muscle phenotype and/or central mechanisms.
Davies, R.W., Carson, B.P., Jakeman, P.M. (2018) Sex Differences in the Temporal Recovery of Neuromuscular Function Following Resistance Training in Resistance Trained Men and Women 18 to 35 Years. Front Physiol. 23 (9):1480. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01480.