resting length

rest·ing length

the length at rest from which a muscle develops maximum isometric tension.
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of Hot Springs has added Mover Bands, heavy-duty rubber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length, to its list of products, the company announced recently.
The iTaste Innokin DRV now has a longer, high durability retractable coiled cord that has a resting length of 20cm and can extend to a maximum length of 270cm.
The length of the muscle in the normal shoulder with the arm in the neutral position was assumed to represent the resting length for all muscles surrounding the shoulder.
The resting length of the muscle relative to the normal anatomy affects the amount of tension the muscle can generate.
beyond 150% of normal resting length), and is also low when the start point of the contraction is at around 70% of the normal resting length.
The triple helices slowly re-form the broken bonds, shortening the strand back to its original resting length.
Massage helps maintain muscles in their normal resting length.
Because muscles can stretch only about one-third the distance of their resting length, the temporalis needed a high insertion point on a domed skull in order to achieve enough length to permit the stretch required for the jaw to open.
In the human body, a muscle is isometrically stronger in a position slightly stretched beyond its resting length (2).
When Glazier starts his system in a very ordered state, with mostly uniform hexagonal bubbles, disorder in the transient phase increases beyond the equilibrium level and then bounces back, becoming more ordered until it reaches the scaling state -- like a compressed spring bouncing beyond, and then back to, its final resting length.
The contractile force of a lengthened muscle is also decreased compared to the resting length.