Thigh muscle activity during maximum-height jumps by cats.

@article{Zajac1985ThighMA,
  title={Thigh muscle activity during maximum-height jumps by cats.},
  author={Felix E. Zajac},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={979-94}
}
Cats were trained to jump from a force plate and touch a cotton ball suspended as high as 1.6 m. Force-plate reaction forces and double-joint hamstring muscle activity observed early in propulsion varied from one maximal jump to another. This variability is consistent with theory (31, 32, 42); that is, different coordination strategies can be implemented… CONTINUE READING