Muscle tension increases impact force but decreases energy absorption and pain during visco-elastic impacts to human thighs.

Despite uncertainty of its exact role, muscle tension has shown an ability to alter human biomechanical response and may have the ability to reduce impact injury severity. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of muscle tension on human impact response in terms of force and energy absorbed and the subjects' perceptions of pain. Seven male martial… CONTINUE READING