BACKGROUND MUSCLE ACTIVITY INFLUENCES MECHANICAL RESPONSE DURING REPEATED MAXIMUM MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS

Soma Yano, Wataru Takishita, Mao Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ogiso

Abstract


This study was designed to examine whether background muscle activity and prediction of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) timing influence the mechanical response elicited by the MVC during passive repetition of shortening, lengthening, and isometric contractions. Background muscle activity and prediction of the timing of MVC influenced the mechanical response elicited by the MVC during passive repetition of shortening, lengthening, and isometric contractions.

Keywords


prediction; maximum voluntary contraction; reaction time

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ISSN 1999-4168