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the state or quality of being physically strong

effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

to force one's way into a place or situation

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We developed a hybrid training system (HTS) that combines electrical stimulation and volitional contractions; it uses the electrically stimulated eccentric antagonist muscle contractions as a resistance to voluntary agonist muscle contractions.
Electrically stimulated eccentric antagonist contractions can increase muscle strength and activity of not only antagonist but also agonist muscles and provide resistance of motion for the agonist [20].
This resistance against the contraction of the agonist muscle is associated with reflex inhibition of the antagonist muscle, that is, relaxation.
Resistance equal to that of the patient is an isometric contraction and increases tension in the agonist muscle but without movement; this is associated with increased strength or tone of this muscle.
When the vibratory stimulus is applied to an agonist muscle it causes reciprocal inhibition of the antagonist motoneurons (Bishop, 1974); but when vibration is applied simultaneously to the agonist and antagonist muscles, the facilitatory effect of each muscle group is inhibited (Hagbarth, 1967).