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Synonyms for contraction

(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds

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the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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We have previously introduced an orthotic device that provides variable stiffness at the knee joint to overcome the challenges of controlling eccentric contractions with stimulation [15].
Therefore, it can be concluded that caffeine consumption has a significant effect on changes in serum creatine kinase after eccentric contractions (Figure 1).
Maybe the eccentric contractions could stimulate the HSP70 response by mechanisms dependent on muscle damage, which are greater in this type of exercise and are modulated by an increase in inflammation markers (Lavie et al.
Eccentric contractions require unique activation strategies by the nervous system.
They concluded that when the break test is performed, the velocity applied through the lever arm to "break" the force and initiate an eccentric contraction could lead to variable strength measurements.
In effective plyometric training, an eccentric contraction is followed immediately by a concentric contraction to produce a powerful force.
We also recommend a brief pause (1 second) at the mid-range position, which enables a smooth transition between the concentric and eccentric contractions.
Every lift consists of a concentric contraction and an eccentric contraction.
Eccentric Movement--In an eccentric contraction the muscle lengthens and develops tension to guide the movement and to stop it.
It has also been documented that hamstrings are more responsive than knee extensors to the damaging effects of an exercise bout composed of maximal voluntary eccentric contractions (Croisier at al.
Training consisted of lowering the load in a controlled way from full knee extension to approximately 90[degrees] knee flexion, performing an eccentric contraction of two seconds.
Furthermore, there is a short period of eccentric contraction in the initial phase of concentric exercise (Jonsson and Alfredson, 2005).
In previous studies, muscle damage following intensive resistant exercise has been attributed to the mechanical stress on the contractile apparatus during eccentric contraction (Moritani et al.
However, no significant difference was observed in the percent change from baseline in maximal eccentric contraction between the groups (RT-WBV, +13.
Sufficient eccentric contraction of the quadriceps in the stepping leg would be required to descend the body.