Rate Coding & Motor Unit Recruitment

by Stephen Bird |   Date Released : 03 May 2003
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Stephen Bird

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Stephen Bird is currently the Personal Training Coordinator at Cityfit Fitness Club in Bathurst, NSW, Australia and lecturer for the Western Institute of TAFE Sport & Recreation Dept where he specializes in the application of resistance training modalities. With 16 years experience in the fitness industry, this Filex presenter is a former nationally ranked karate exponent who holds a black belt in karate and is the strength and conditioning coach for the WRAS. Having completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (ExSc) degree, Stephen was awarded a Foundation Honours Scholarship to complete an Honours degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia where he researched the effects of resistance training on the endocrine system, specifically studying circadian rhythm and the catabolic effects of the hormone cortisol.

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Bird, Stephen | 18 Apr 2011, 06:12 AM

Hi Karl,

This article was a review of Henneman’s size principle which is highlighted in the Conclusion and aimed to offer a research perspective.

Why all the numbers: research review article.
MVU = microvascular units.
Your summation of the information is fine.

Kind regards

Magedera, Carl | 16 Apr 2011, 09:13 AM

Can someone summarize the main body of this article? Why all the numbers and words like "putative"? So units are recruited by smaller size first to reduce energy demand, but small units need bigger electrical stimulus? What are MVU's?

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