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Excerpts — Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscles

Muscle force production and transmission

The “intrasarcomere” mechanisms, such as the actin–myosin interaction, are mentioned only in passing. It is assumed that the readers are familiar with these mechanisms from courses in muscle physiology.

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Muscle mechanical behavior during stretch

When a fully activated muscle or a fiber is stretched with a moderate speed from one constant length to another, the force recorded on its end exceeds the maximum isometric force at the same muscle length.

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