Chapter 2. Muscle Development During Childhood and Adolescence

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. David A. Jones and
  2. Joan M. Round

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch2

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Jones, D. A. and Round, J. M. (2007) Muscle Development During Childhood and Adolescence, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255



  • muscle development;
  • adolescence;
  • embryonic origins;
  • gestation;
  • myotubes


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Embryonic Origins

  • Satellite Cells

  • Connections between Nerve and Muscle

  • Muscle Fiber Growth

  • Relationship between Muscle Size and Strength

  • Measurement of Force, Practical Considerations

  • Growth Studies and the Measurement of Strength

  • Stimuli for Muscle Growth During Development

  • Muscle Growth, Strength, and Performance

  • References