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Types of Muscular Contraction

Types of Muscular Contraction
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Concentric
Occurs when the muscle shortens while developing tension.
Eccentric
Occurs when the muscle lengthens while developing tension.
Isometric
Occurs when tension develops, but there is no change is the length of the muscle.
Isotonic
Occurs then the muscle shortens or lengthens while resisting constant load.
Isokinetic
Occurs when the tension developed by the muscle, while shortening or lengthening at a constant speed, is maximal over the full range of motion.