What movement occurs when the hamstrings contract eccentrically?
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What movement occurs when the hamstrings contract concentrically?
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Explain the process known as reciprocal inhibition?
Reciprocal inhibition is the process by which muscles on one side of a joint relax allowing for the muscles on the other side of the joint to contract. It is a coordinated pattern an example of which would be when hamstrings relax so that the quadriceps may contract while running/walking and this occurs over and over. Type Ia sensory afferent axons project via inhibitory interneurons to the antagonistic muscle group (hamstrings in the case of walking) therefore inhibiting the hamstrings as the quadriceps are excited and vice versa.