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Hindlimb muscular activity, kinetics and kinematics of cats jumping to their maximum achievable heights.

  title={Hindlimb muscular activity, kinetics and kinematics of cats jumping to their maximum achievable heights.},
  author={Felix E. Zajac and Michael R. Zomlefer and William S. Levine},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
Cats were trained to jump from a force platform to their maximum achievable heights. Vertical ground reaction forces developed by individual hindlimbs showed that the propulsion phase consists of two epochs. During the initial "preparatory phase' the cat can traverse many different paths. Irrespective of the path traversed, however, the cat always attains the same position, velocity and momentum at the end of this phase. Starting from this dynamic state the cat during the subsequent "launching… 

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