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Shifting Optimum Length

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What’s happening in the picture? Well it is a torque-angle curve from an isokinetic dynamometer and you can see a shift in length and strength after a training intervention i.e. the muscle of interest got longer and stronger.

So what sort of training causes such adaptation? Eccentrics! Can we perform this type of training as part of our on-field training to make muscles longer and stronger? Sure can! We looked at this in 2010 with the knee flexors and extensors. Check out this free research byte (https://lnkd.in/gyG2v4h) if you want to find out more by signing into my learning management system. Remember there is heaps more on eccentrics in the block course (https://lnkd.in/gYx82ch).