Concept #1: Types of Tension
Concept #2: Length-Tension Curves--Passive Tension
Concept #3: Length-Tension Curves-- Active Tension
Concept #4: Length Tension Curves-- Total Tension
Practice: A muscle is sitting at rest. It has a tension of 3 N. Which of the following describes that tension?
Practice: A muscle at rest has a tension of 3 N. It is then activated with an electrode; after activation and contraction, the muscle has a tension of 10 N. Which of the following is the active tension in the muscle after activation?
Practice: At a length of 5 cm, a muscle generates a maximal active tension of 10 N. At a length of 10 cm, the same muscle generates an active tension of 3 N. Which of the following describes the reason for this change?