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The Big Three

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Length-tension relationship. Mechanical variables that drive tissue adaptation..

What do you think are the big three mechanical variables that drive most tissue adaptation?


That is, muscles generate force depending on their force-velocity and length-tension properties. This is why the force-velocity and length tension relationships are so important to understand.

For example, can you interpret the length-tension curve on the slide? What is it telling you about the physiology and mechanics of muscle? How can it guide your assessment? Do you know and can you train the different parts of the curve? How does the tendon stress-strain (stiffness/compliance) properties affect total tension and the shape of the curve?

If you want to find out more about these mechanical relationships and how they drive assessment and programming, and subsequent tissue remodelling, then join this block course!