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Power of Eccentric Muscle Contraction: Harnessing the Force of Negative Movement

Posted on June 6th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

By Gcina Gumede An eccentric muscle contraction, also known as an eccentric movement, occurs when a muscle lengthens while under tension, as opposed to contracting through shortening (concentric). The muscle is doing negative work because it is applying force in one direction but moving in the opposite way. During an eccentric contraction, the muscle fibres […]