Motor unit recruitment during lengthening contractions of human wrist flexors.

@article{Stotz2001MotorUR,
  title={Motor unit recruitment during lengthening contractions of human wrist flexors.},
  author={Paula Jean Stotz and Parveen Bawa},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1535-41}
}
The purpose of this study was to revisit the question of recruitment of motor units during lengthening contractions because of conflicting views in the literature on this subject. Motor unit activity was recorded from the flexor carpi radialis muscle of four human subjects to compare the patterns of recruitment during lengthening and isometric contractions. Lengthening contractions were produced either when the subject voluntarily stopped opposing a background load or when an additional load… CONTINUE READING

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