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Muscle Tension

Whole-Muscle Tension

What are the 2 sources of Whole-Muscle Tension? 1. Myofilament Tension; 2. Elastic Tension
What factors is Myofilament Tension dependent on? active Cross-bridge gripping
What factors does Myofilament Cross-Bridging depend on? 1. Cross=Bridge OPVERLAP and the # of Myofibrils in the Cell; 2. ATP
Which type of Tension contributes the most to Muscle Strength? Myofilament Tension
What is the definition of Elastic Tension? passive RECOIL of Connective Tissues - fascia, tendons, sarcolemma, etc
What are 3 characteristics of Elastic Tension? 1. INCREASES with muscle Stretching; 2. muscle must be Stretched by Load; 3. NO ATP
Finish equation: TT =____ + ____ TT = MT + ET
Created by: Kristel