Optimal stiffness of series elastic component in a stretch-shorten cycle activity.

@article{Wilson1991OptimalSO,
  title={Optimal stiffness of series elastic component in a stretch-shorten cycle activity.},
  author={Greg J. Wilson and Graeme A. Wood and Bruce C. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={825-33}
}
Twelve experienced male weight lifters performed a rebound bench press and a purely concentric bench press lift. Data were obtained pertaining to 1) the benefits to concentric motion derived from a prior stretch and 2) the movement frequency adopted during performance of the stretch-shorten cycle (SSC) portion of the rebound bench press lift. The subjects also performed a series of quasi-static muscular actions in a position specific to the bench press movement. A brief perturbation was applied… CONTINUE READING