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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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Since SJ is considered a measurement of concentric power output of the quadriceps, and CMJ involves a rapid eccentric action followed by a concentric action of the quadriceps, the ratio of jump height between the two may be an effective determinant of the capacity to produce fast stretch shortening cycle (SSC) movements.
(2012) The drop height determines neuromuscular adaptations and changes in jump performance in stretch shortening cycle training.
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).
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).
Stretch shortening cycle fatigue: Interactions among joint stiffness, reflex, and muscle mechanical performance in the drop jump.