The role of passive structures in force enhancement of skeletal muscles following active stretch.

We recently found that force enhancement following active stretch in skeletal muscles is accompanied by an increase in passive force following deactivation (J. Exp. Biol. 205 (2002) 1275). However, it is not known if this increase in passive force contributes to the force enhancement observed in the active muscle, and if it is observed at all muscle lengths… (More)