Effect of pretension and muscle length on the procession of knee extension

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The role of the serial elastic and contractile components was investigated in the knee extension procession under different conditions. Peak velocity ( Vp ) was estimated from the velocity - time curves and initial acceleration was calculated. Vp for KAP90 was significantly higher as comparing with KAP135 when relatively low loads were used. The differences decreased gradually with the increasing loads. The present findigs suggest that the significance of the serial elastic components increases when angular displacement available for knee extension decreases and the loads applied are less than 0.35 Fo.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1989
EventAbstracts of the XII Congress, International Society of Biomechanics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: jún. 26 1989jún. 30 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation

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