resting length

rest·ing length

the length at rest from which a muscle develops maximum isometric tension.
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Turns out, it can expand up to four times its resting length. Additionally, it's also possible to connect two immersed, horizontal electrodes using the liquid metal.
We recorded sonomicrometry data in millimeters (mm), but then converted those units to engineering strain (i.e., change in length divided by resting length ([member of])) to facilitate comparisons among animals of different size.
Strain was then calculated by dividing the displacement by the resting length. Resting length was measured using a flexible measurable tape at 40[degrees] of knee flexion (where the passive moment is almost zero) as the curved path from the BF distal origin (lateral aspect of fibula) to the aponeurosis / tendon marker measured along the skin surface (Kellis et al., 2009) and it was equal to 244.5 mm.
Alliance Rubber recently added Mover Bands, heavy-duty robber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length to accommodate objects of various sizes.
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.
In other words, the V3 segment stretches by roughly 3-5% of its resting length during SMT.
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.
Most stretching techniques are designed to place a "stress" on the musculoskeletal unit that will increase its resting length and range of motion (ROM).
Active tension decreases as muscle fibres stretch (e.g., 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.[sup.14]
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. The more activity a muscle undergoes, the greater its tendency to contract in a resting position.
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.