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12 Nov
Muscle Contraction Continuum – Eccentric / Concentric Bias I know the title sounds all fancy and complicated but in simple terms muscles all just sit on a spectrum of contraction. A muscle will generally have an ‘optimal’ length that it spends most of its time when it is controlling a joint and it will need […]
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25 Sep
Introduction to Active & Passive Insufficiency Active insufficiency is where a 2 joint muscle shortens over both joints at the same time. This dramatically affects the muscles ability to produce force. Passive insufficiency is where a 2 joint muscle is lengthening over both joints at the same time. This also dramatically influences range of motion […]
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14 May
  Muscle Length-Tension Relationships Changing a muscle’s length tension relationship will ultimately change its ability to produce force. The position of the length tension relationship will determine where the muscle is most advantageous at being able to produce force and where it is not. For example a fully shortened muscle has little ability to produce […]
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20 Nov
INSULIN SENSITIVITY: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR MUSCLE BUILDING AND FAT LOSS. Insulin is a much talked about hormone in the realms of health and fitness. For some   insulin has been branded as the key to muscle growth, for others it is lauded as the key to fat loss. The reality, as with most things […]
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