Types of Contraction

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  • Types of Contraction
    • Isometric
      • The muscle does not undergo any change in length when it contracts.
      • Muscle contracts to maintain the stabibility of the position of a body;a gymnast performing a headstand
    • Isotonic
      • When a muscle changes length as it undergos contraction.This contraction can be separated into concentric and eccentric.
    • Concentric
      • The muscle shortens as it undergos contraction.
      • Lifting a dumb-bell during a bicep curl
    • Eccentric
      • The muscle shortens as it undergos contraction
      • Lowering a dumb-bell

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