View Full Version : Facilitation effect of intense muscle contraction

Robert Newton
10-19-1993, 12:15 PM
I am currently investigating factors which would enhance the maximum
mechanical power production of skeletal muscle. Several athletes have
anecdotally reported that the performance of heavy weight lifting e.g. squat
enhances subsequent powerful muscle contractions e.g. vertical jump.

Can anyone tell me if there has been any research examining this phenomenon
and what mechanisms or where I could find out about the possible mechanisms
which produce this effect?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Robert Newton Internet: rnewton@alsvid.une.edu.au
Lecturer in Biomechanics Phone: +61 66 203762
University of NewEngland, FAX: +61 66 203880
Northern Rivers
P.O. Box 157