The influence of competition on the efficiency of an isometric muscle contraction.

@article{Voor1969TheIO,
  title={The influence of competition on the efficiency of an isometric muscle contraction.},
  author={J H Voor and A J Lloyd and Richard J. Cole},
  journal={Journal of motor behavior},
  year={1969},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={210-9}
}
36 male Ss from collegiate intramural athletic teams were asked to maintain 50% of their maximum voluntary contraction on an iso-metric handle as long as possible. Ss were divided into 2 groups. One group performed individually while the other group, in teams of 3 Ss each, competed for a team prize. During the session, the active muscle was continuously monitored by EMG. The introduction of the motivational factors of competition and team presence did not increase the mean endurance time, but… CONTINUE READING