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When Active Muscles Lengthen: Properties and Consequences of Eccentric Contractions

12 August 2017

When Active Muscles Lengthen: Properties and Consequences of Eccentric Contractions

Post by Marcelo

If you have been to Intense Health Clinic, you already experienced how ARX machines can match your own capabilities in both phases of the muscle contraction, concentric and eccentric. Humans are in average 40% stronger on the eccentric phase of each exercise.

 

  • Understand even further on this study for American Physiological Society the benefits of eccentric training.

Abstract

When the force applied to a muscle exceeds the force produced by the muscle it will lengthen, absorbing mechanical energy. These eccentric contractions, which result in both braking and storing elastic recoil energy in normal locomotion, require very little metabolic energy, yet they are characterized by high force production.

 

http://physiologyonline.physiology.org/content/16/6/256.full#sec-6

 

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