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Understanding and overcoming the sticking point in resistance exercise. / Kompf, Justin; Arandelovic, Ognjen.

In: Sports Medicine, Vol. 46, No. 6, 06.2016, p. 751-762.

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Kompf, J & Arandelovic, O 2016, 'Understanding and overcoming the sticking point in resistance exercise', Sports Medicine, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 751-762. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0460-2

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Kompf, J., & Arandelovic, O. (2016). Understanding and overcoming the sticking point in resistance exercise. Sports Medicine, 46(6), 751-762. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0460-2

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Kompf J, Arandelovic O. Understanding and overcoming the sticking point in resistance exercise. Sports Medicine. 2016 Jun;46(6):751-762. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0460-2

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Kompf, Justin ; Arandelovic, Ognjen. / Understanding and overcoming the sticking point in resistance exercise. In: Sports Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 46, No. 6. pp. 751-762.

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