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Plantarflexor electromechanical delay: influence of contraction type and muscle-tendon unit length

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Show simple item record Crotty, Evan D. Furlong, Laura-Anne M. Hayes, Kevin Harrison, Andrew J. 2020-12-02T09:00:15Z 2020-12-02T09:00:15Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Crotty, Evan D.; Furlong, Laura-Anne M.; Hayes, Kevin; and Harrison, Andrew J. (2020) "PLANTARFLEXOR ELECTROMECHANICAL DELAY: INFLUENCE OF CONTRACTION TYPE AND MUSCLE-TENDON UNIT LENGTH," ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38 : Iss. 1 , Article 141. Available at: en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Electromechanical delay (EMD) is an important determinant of explosive neuromuscular performance. Factors such as muscle contraction type and initial muscle-tendon unit (MTU) length influence this delay period. The aim of this study is to compare differences in EMD from plantar flexors across different contraction modes and MTU lengths. EMD of physically-active individuals (n = 14) was assessed during a series of twitch and explosive isometric plantarflexions across different MTU lengths. For involuntary and voluntary explosive conditions, EMD tended to decrease while the MTU length increased from plantarflexion to neutral/dorsiflexion. No significant differences in EMD were observed between neutral and dorsiflexion MTU lengths. These results have implications for sporting performance where the ability to rapidly produce muscular force is crucial. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher International Society of Biomechanics in Sport en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ISBS Proceedings;38, (1), Article 141
dc.subject muscle en_US
dc.subject tendon en_US
dc.subject plantarflexor en_US
dc.title Plantarflexor electromechanical delay: influence of contraction type and muscle-tendon unit length en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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