2016.08.01 CSCS Daily Study Question:
One of your graduate assistants is preparing a presentation on the stretch-shortening cycle as it applies to plyometric exercises. She wants to test your knowledge of the SSC and asks you, “During which phase of the stretch-shortening cycle do afferent nerves synapse with alpha motor neurons?”
(A) Amortization Phase
(B) Concentric Phase
(C) Eccentric Phase
(D) Isometric Phase
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(A) Amortization Phase
The “amortization” phase (or Phase II) of the stretch-shortening cycle involves the afferent nerve signal synapsing with alpha motor neurons. The signal transmitted by the motor neurons activates agonist muscle groups. During the SSC, there is no “isometric” phase (that’s a made up answer).
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 416
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2016.08.01 CSCS Daily Study Question