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1

Reciprocal inhibition occurs when certain muscles are inhibited from contracting due to the activation of the muscle spindles.
The muscle spindle is located in the _____________, and since it is it's rate of change in ________ when the muscle contracts or stretches.

Within the muscle belly, length.

2

When the muscle contracts or stretches, muscle spindle is activated and causes a reflexive contraction in the agonist/antagonist muscle (known as the stretch reflex) and relaxation in the agonist/antagonist muscle.

Agonist, antagonist

3

Sensory receptors are reciprocally inhibited by GTO/muscle spindles.

Muscle spindles

4

What do muscle spindles do?
Monitor its rate change in length/change in tension load at muscular tendon.

Monitor its rate of change in length

5

Agonist muscle contracts/relaxes, antagonist muscle contracts/relaxes.

Agonist muscle contracts, antagonist muscle relaxes.

6

Which muscle would you contract to reciprocally inhibit gluteus maximus?

Psoas major

7

When triceps brachii is contracted isometrically, which muscle will be reciprocally inhibited?

Biceps brachii