Motor unit properties from three synergistic muscles during ramp isometric elbow extensions

@article{Harwood2013MotorUP,
  title={Motor unit properties from three synergistic muscles during ramp isometric elbow extensions},
  author={Brad Harwood and Brian H. Dalton and Geoffrey A Power and Charles L Rice},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={231},
  pages={501-510}
}
Many tasks require synergistic activation of muscles that possess different architectural, mechanical, and neural control properties. However, investigations of the motor unit (MU) mechanisms which modulate force are mostly restricted to individual muscles and low forces. To explore the pattern of MU recruitment and discharge behavior among three elbow extensors (lateral and long heads of the triceps brachii, and anconeus) during ramp isometric contractions, recruitment thresholds of 77 MUs in… CONTINUE READING

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