Do eccentrics (the negative) make you bigger and stronger? What does the research say?

So what is eccentric exercise? It is basically when a muscle lengthens under loading. For example the lowering of a calf raise.

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  • Duchateau, J., & Enoka, R. M. (2016). Neural control of lengthening contractions. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(2), 197-204.,Friedmann-Bette, Birgit, et al. “Effects of strength training with eccentric overload on muscle adaptation in male athletes.” European journal of applied physiology 108.4 (2010): 821-836. ,Schoenfeld, B., Grgic, J. ‚Äú Eccentric overload training: A viable strategy to enhance muscle hypertrophy?‚Äù Strength and conditioning journal (2017). doi:10. 1519/SSC.00000000000000351
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  • Schoenfeld, B., Grgic, J. ‚Äú Eccentric overload training: A viable strategy to enhance muscle hypertrophy?‚Äù Strength and conditioning journal (2017). doi:10. 1519/SSC.00000000000000351

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