2016.11.08 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Richard Sherman jumps offsides and dives into the Buffalo Bills kicker, Dan Carpenter. When Richard Sherman makes contact with Carpenter, which of Carpenter’s muscle components likely acted to help him maintain balance after the blow?
(A) Golgi Tendon Organs
(B) Muscle Spindles
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(B) Muscle Spindles
When muscle spindles are activated, they cause the stretched muscle to activate in order to overcome a given resistance. When Sherman dives into the kicker’s legs, the kicker’s lower leg gets pushed rapidly into extension. If a muscle spindle was activated, it would likely have activated muscles to counteract the sudden force by causing leg flexion.
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2016.11.08 CSCS Daily Study Question