stretch-shortening cycle

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stretch-shortening cycle

An eccentric muscle contraction followed immediately by a concentric contraction of the same muscle group. The elastic potentiation that occurs during the eccentric phase increases the force of output of the concentric contraction. These exercises replicate functional movement patterns and are typically used in the advance phase of rehabilitation, particularly in sports rehab. Exercises incorporating this phenomenon are called plyometrics. See: plyometrics
See also: cycle
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Agility requires the integration of several biomotor skills such as dynamic balance, muscular coordination, effective core development, and stretch shortening cycle development (Brown and Vescovi 2003).
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Clearly, the eccentric-only programme is not specific to the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) nor is it maximally loading the tendon through the functional range (see table 2).