Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle Lecture Notes Clear and concise notes taken during lecture. (Received an A).pdf

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
EECS 1520
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Biomechanics of Human Skeletal Muscle Musculotendinous UnitExtensibility refers to the ability to be stretched Elasticity refers to the ability to return to normal resting length after a stretchParallel and series elastic components are the stretchy parts of muscle and tendons respectively o Even steel is stretchyIrritability is the ability to respond to a stimulus electrical stimulation from the nervous systemSmaller motor units are recruited first Henemens recruitment principle o Used for fine movementSlow twitch fibres are recruited firstFast twitch fibres type IIa IIb both reach peak tension and relax more quickly than slow twitch fibres type I o Exist as a continuumPeak tension is greater for fast twitch than slow twitch Structural Organization of Skeletal MuscleParallel fibre arrangemento Parallel with the longitudinal axis o With a shortening of fib
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