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On strength training paradigms for rodents

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Figure 1: A rodent climbing apparatus.
Figure 2: A mouse with double-sided tape on his/her tail holding a hook attached to a conical tube containing BB pellet weights.

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Brossia-Root, L., Malek, M. & Alworth, L. On strength training paradigms for rodents. Lab Anim 45, 363–365 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/laban.1118

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