volume 29, issue 9, P1147-1155 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00014-0
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G.J.C. Ettema

Abstract: The effects of sinusoidal vibrations (0.2 mm) on contractile behaviour of the medial gastrocnemius muscle of the rat (N = 6) were determined over a wide range of frequencies (10-210 Hz). The performance of the contractile element (CE) during maximal tetanic contractions and vibrations was calculated by correcting muscle performance for series elasticity. For one experimental muscle the contractions were simulated using a computer model based on mechanical characteristics of that particular muscle. It was found…

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