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The muscular wisdom hypothesis in human muscle fatigue.

Authors
  • Garland, S Jayne
  • Gossen, E Roderich
Type
Published Article
Journal
Exercise and sport sciences reviews
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
30
Issue
1
Pages
45–49
Identifiers
PMID: 11800500
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The muscular wisdom hypothesis proposed that the slowing of the motor unit discharge rate during sustained maximal isometric contractions serves to minimize fatigue. The purpose of this review is to examine the applicability of the muscular wisdom hypothesis during other forms of contraction, i.e., prolonged submaximal isometric or dynamic contractions.

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