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Greg Hart
07-09-1997, 08:35 AM
What is the 'overtightening' of a muscle? I don't understand the validity
of this metaphor. The properties and function of skeletal muscle and metal
do not appear to be that consistent in enough parameters. Does anyone else
care to comment?

>The overtightening of a muscle can be compared to the overtightening
>of a bolt. The engineering rule of thumb is that if the bolt does
>not break when being tightened for the first time, it probably (90%
>chance) won't break until very much later (certainly far later
>than 10 loading cycles). My 2 cents favours an early muscle tear.
>
>Craig Nevin
>Anatomical Engineer
>

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