Adaptation to lengthening contractions is independent of voluntary muscle recruitment but relies on inflammation.

@article{Lapointe2002AdaptationTL,
  title={Adaptation to lengthening contractions is independent of voluntary muscle recruitment but relies on inflammation.},
  author={Beno{\^i}t M Lapointe and Pierre Fr{\'e}mont and Claude H. C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={282 1},
  pages={R323-9}
}
Lengthening contractions trigger an adaptive response decreasing the susceptibility to exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). We hypothesized that 1) this adaptation can be observed when voluntary muscle recruitment is bypassed and 2) inflammation repression lessens the adaptive response. Rat ankle dorsiflexors were submitted to two bouts of elicited lengthening contractions 14 days apart; in vitro force production and macrophage concentrations were obtained before and 2 days after each bout in… CONTINUE READING

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