2017.10.24 CSCS Daily Study Question:
What occurs to the I-Band of the sarcomeres within an athlete’s gluteus maximus as she performs the upward movement of the low-bar back squat?
(A) I-Band Contracts
(B) I-Band Lengthens
(C) No Change in I-Band Length
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(A) I-Band Contracts
The gluteus maximus is one of the major involved muscles of the low-bar back squat exercise. As the upward phase is performed, the muscle is engaged in “concentric” muscle action. The muscle contracts during concentric muscle action, therefore the I-Band within the sarcomere contracts as well.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 7, 78
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2017.10.24 CSCS Daily Study Question
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