Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2014 Feb 13.
Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy after Aerobic Exercise Training.
Konopka AR1, Harber MP.
Pretty interesting. I would like to see how this could be different if we did a interval type cardio. I have posted the conclusion of the article below:
This review provides considerable evidence to support that aerobic exercise training can produce skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Multiple investigations demonstrate alterations in skeletal muscle molecular regulation and protein metabolism that is conducive for increased myofiber and whole muscle size after aerobic exercise training in sedentary individuals (Figure 4). Cross talk between pathways regulating mitochondrial homeostasis and skeletal muscle protein metabolism may play a role in the ability of aerobic exercise to stimulate skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Collectively these data warrant that aerobic exercise training should be acknowledged to increase skeletal muscle mass and be considered an effective countermeasure for muscle loss with advancing age. More research is needed to understand the complete influence of aerobic exercise as well as adjunct therapies (i.e., diet, nutriceuticals, and non-traditional exercise) on skeletal muscle size, function and quality across various age group and clinical populations