Isokinetic Muscle Action

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Isokinetic Muscle Action: Muscle contraction against a resistance that moves at a constant velocity, so that the maximum force of which the muscle is capable throughout the range of motion can be applied. This means, theoretically, that the muscle shortens or lengthens at a constant velocity whereas, normally, muscles shorten or lengthen at various rates and tension throughout a movement, as the joint angle changes. Isokinetics are used primarily for testing purposes.

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