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Flashcards in Biomechanics And Kinesiology - Biomechanics Of Skeletal Muscle Deck (6):
1

Total force is determined by

- length-tension relationship
- load-velocity relationship
- skeletal muscle architecture

2

Physiological Cross Sectional Area (PCSA)

- is the area of slice that passes through all the fibres in a muscle

3

Joint moment arm

- perpendicular distance between the muscle and the point of rotation

4

Rotary torque

- product of linear force and the moment arm or mechanical advantage of the muscle about the joint's centre of rotation

5

Recruitment

- the process whereby individual motor units are progressively activated

6

Rate coding

- the process whereby a particular motor neuron is driven to higher rates of sequential activation