• Caffeine Increases Strength and Power Performance in Resistance-trained Females During Early Follicular Phase 

      Norum, Martin; Risvang, Linn; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Dimitriou, Lygeri; Rønning, Per Ola; Bjørgen, Morten; Raastad, Truls (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The effects of 4 mg·kg−1caffeine ingestion on strength and power were investigated for the first time, in resistance‐trained females during the early follicular phase utilizing a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, ...
    • Frequent blood flow restricted training not to failure and to failure induces similar gains in myonuclei and muscle mass 

      Bjørnsen, Thomas; Wernbom, Mathias; Paulsen, Gøran; Berntsen, Sveinung; Brankovic, Robert; Stålesen, Håkon; Sundnes, Joakim; Raastad, Truls (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of short-term high-frequency failure vs non-failure blood flow–restricted resistance exercise (BFRRE) on changes in satellite cells (SCs), myonuclei, muscle size, ...
    • MicroRNAs in muscle: characterizing the powerlifter phenotype 

      D'Souza, Randall F.; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Zeng, Nina; Aasen, Kirsten M. M.; Raastad, Truls; Cameron-Smith, David; Mitchell, Cameron J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-07)
      Powerlifters are the epitome of muscular adaptation and are able to generate extreme forces. The molecular mechanisms underpinning the significant capacity for force generation and hypertrophy are not fully elucidated. ...
    • Type 1 Muscle Fiber Hypertrophy after Blood Flow–restricted Training in Powerlifter 

      Bjørnsen, Thomas; Wernbom, Mathias; Kirketeig, Alexander; Paulsen, Gøran; Samnøy, Lars Edvin; Bækken, Lasse Vestli; Cameron-Smith, David; Berntsen, Sveinung; Raastad, Truls (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of blood flow restricted resistance exercise (BFRRE) on myofiber areas (MFA), number of myonuclei and satellite cells (SC), muscle size and strength in powerlifters. METHODS Seventeen ...