Supraspinal factors in human muscle fatigue: evidence for suboptimal output from the motor cortex.

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1. Voluntary activation of elbow flexor muscles can be optimal during brief maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs), although central fatigue, a progressive decline in the ability to drive the muscle maximally, develops during sustained or repeated efforts. We stimulated the motor cortex and motor point in human subjects to investigate motor output during… (More)

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@article{Gandevia1996SupraspinalFI, title={Supraspinal factors in human muscle fatigue: evidence for suboptimal output from the motor cortex.}, author={Simon C. Gandevia and G M Allen and Jane E Butler and Janet L. Taylor}, journal={The Journal of physiology}, year={1996}, volume={490 ( Pt 2)}, pages={529-36} }