Fatigue and muscle-tendon stiffness after stretch-shortening cycle and isometric exercise
Best, T M
Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism
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This study compared the effects of two contrasting fatigue protocols on subsequent muscle activity and performance. Static contractions and dynamic, stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) contractions were performed to fatigue prior to assessment of muscle activation and performance. The fatiguing protocols elicited similar deficits in muscle activation and performance, namely, reductions in strength, power and in muscle-tendon stiffness during drop-jump tests. These findings enhance understanding of the mechanisms of muscle fatigue and have implications for improved understanding about the role of fatigue in injury. Fairclough designed the protocol, assisted in data collection and wrote / edited the manuscript.
31 (5), pp.565-572
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