Changes in the mechanical properties of human and amphibian muscle after eccentric exercise

@article{Jones1997ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the mechanical properties of human and amphibian muscle after eccentric exercise},
  author={Clare A Jones and Trevor J. Allen and Jeanne Talbot and David L. Morgan and Uwe Proske},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={76},
  pages={21-31}
}
Following a series of eccentric contractions, that is stretching of the muscle while generating active tension, the length-tension relationship of isolated amphibian muscle has been shown to shift towards longer muscle lengths (Katz 1939; Wood et al. 1993). Here we report observations of electrically stimulated ankle extensor muscles of nine human subjects, demonstrating a similar shift in optimum angle for torque generation [3.9 (1.5)°] following exercise on an inclined treadmill that involved… CONTINUE READING