Magnitude and decay of stretch-induced enhancement of power output

  title={Magnitude and decay of stretch-induced enhancement of power output},
  author={John B Cronin and Peter McNair and Robert N. Marshall},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
There is ample evidence that the pre-stretching of a muscle enhances performance of the subsequent shortening or concentric contraction. The purpose of this study was to investigate this stretch-induced enhancement in terms of the effect of load on the magnitude and decay of the muscle's power output. Instantaneous, mean and peak power outputs were compared between concentric-only and rebound bench press throws at different loads. The maximal strength [1 RM=84.0 (10.5) kg] of 18 male subjects… CONTINUE READING


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