Nosaka et al. states that typical strength training programs involving full concentric and eccentric motions need to be recovered in order for the new bouts of exercise to not cause further muscle damage (2002). However his findings in the following study suggest that repeated eccentric bouts do not cause further damage. He found a reduction in muscle damage both before and after the recovery from the muscle damage created in the first bout of eccentric exercises through the lengthened positions. He also found that it was necessary for at least a 2 day recovery in order for adequate adaptations to take place that would prevent damage from subsequent exercises. This supports our interest in waiting for a period of 3-5 days for a follow-up appointment to measure adaptability. It also supports the notion that training a new client with eccentric exercises in a shortened rage would both reduce muscle damage and allow for a greater training frequency without creating further muscle damage, potential overload to the immune system, and detriment to sport performance beyond the first 48 hours.