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Types of Muscular Contraction


Occurs when the muscle shortens while developing tension.


Occurs when the muscle lengthens while developing tension.


Occurs when tension develops, but there is no change is the length of the muscle.


Occurs then the muscle shortens or lengthens while resisting constant load.


Occurs when the tension developed by the muscle, while shortening or lengthening at a constant speed, is maximal over the full range of motion.

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