Early events in stretch-induced muscle damage.

@article{Morgan1999EarlyEI,
  title={Early events in stretch-induced muscle damage.},
  author={David Lewis Morgan and David G Allen},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          2007-15
        }
}
Unaccustomed exercise involving stretch of active muscle at long length causes an immediate loss of tension-generating capacity, a shift of optimum length, and changes in excitation-contraction coupling. Eventually, fiber damage may be observed, resulting in pain and tenderness. The subject of this review is the early stage in this process, particularly the cause of the immediate drop in tension. There is strong evidence pointing to sarcomere length instabilities and nonuniformities as… 

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