Tasks that require prolonged muscle force are carried out by slow, fatigue-resistant motor units, while tasks that require a quick but short increase in muscle force are mostly performed by fast motor units.
Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
A look at the issues related to type 2 diabetes.
In Pursuit of Excellence 4th Edition eBook
Embracing and choosing a positive perspective
Running Anatomy eBook
Most runners have been introduced to water running as a rehabilitative tool for maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness after incurring an injury.
Latinos in U.S Sport
Here, we take a look at the sporting heritage of Latinos from past centuries of recorded history.
Focused for Rugby
Most coaches and athletes believe that mental toughness is one of the most important psychological characteristics that determine success in rugby.
Kinetic Anatomy 3rd Edition eBook With Web Resource
Bones, ligaments, and muscles are the structures that form levers in the body to create human movement. In simple terms, a joint (where two or more bones join together) forms the axis (or fulcrum), and the muscles crossing the joint apply the force to move a weight or resistance.
Exercise Psychology 2nd Edition eBook
Chemicals sensitize and activate type IV polymodal nociceptors. Polymodal nociceptors respond to painfully hot and cold temperatures as well as a host of chemical stimuli that activate the nociceptive afferents.
Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video
The training variables most often identified as risk factors for overuse running injuries include running distance, training intensity, rapid increases in weekly running distance or intensity, and stretching habits.
Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Palpation eBook
Positions: Patient: supine, with the cervical spine in neutral. Clinician: standing or sitting at the head of the table.
It is not unusual for athletes to exhibit an “abnormal” ECG due to the effect of exercise training on the anatomy and autonomic control of the heart. However, it is important to understand which ECG abnormalities may be physiologic and which are likely to be pathologic.