Eccentric muscle contraction
Types of muscle contraction #2 - What is eccentric muscle contraction?
Definition, usefulness, and scope
This tutorial is the second in our series of glossary videos on types of muscle contraction.
In this video, you'll learn all the concepts you need to know surrounding eccentric contraction.
We'll begin with a definition and then take a look at the relationship between external resistance and the strength developed by muscles with this type of tension. This will lead into the general principle underpinning methods of strength training using eccentric action.
You'll learn that this type of action is extremely effective, but should not be used with everyone. You need to be old enough to work with it, and already have a good level of experience with physical preparation.
To conclude the tutorial, you'll learn the usefulness and the limits of this type of strength work.
Video 1: What is eccentric muscle contraction? Usefulness and scope in physical preparation
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