Chapter 4. Eccentric Muscle Action in Sport and Exercise

  1. Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
  1. B.I. Prilutsky

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch4

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Prilutsky, B.I. (2008) Eccentric Muscle Action in Sport and Exercise, in Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (ed V. M. Zatsiorsky), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053926

Online ISBN: 9780470693797

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Keywords:

  • eccentric muscle action;
  • sport;
  • exercise;
  • mechanical behaviour;
  • muscle stretch

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definitions of Eccentric Muscle Action and Negative Work and Power

  • Mechanics and Energetics of the Isolated Muscle During Stretch

  • Influence of Eccentric Action on Athletic Performance

  • Physiological Cost of Eccentric Action

  • Negative Work in Athletic Events

  • Acknowledgements

  • References