Spinal and supraspinal motor control predictors of rate of torque development.

@article{Johnson2015SpinalAS,
  title={Spinal and supraspinal motor control predictors of rate of torque development.},
  author={Sam T Johnson and Kristof Kipp and Marc Fabian Norcross and M. A. Hoffman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={623-9}
}
During explosive movements and potentially injurious situations, the ability to rapidly generate torque is critical. Previous research has suggested that different phases of rate of torque development (RTD) are differentiately controlled. However, the extent to which supraspinal and spinal mechanisms predict RTD at different time intervals is unknown. RTD of the plantarflexors across various phases of contraction (i.e., 0-25, 0-50, 0-100, 0-150, 0-200, and 0-250 ms) was measured in 37… CONTINUE READING