Ashmore, Amy 2011, Strength and Cardio Supersets, IDEA Fitness Journal, 8 (4), 28-31.
1. When I refer to the ‘patterns of activation’ of a muscle during different movements, what am I talking about from:
a. A mechanical perspective?
HINT: literally the biomechanics/form of the movement.
b. A physiological and physical perspective?
HINT: these are structural elements.
2. What physical entity within the muscle is being activated differently under different movement conditions? How does the central nervous system recruit the muscle differently under different demands?
3. How does varying the pattern of activation of a muscle contribute to total work load?
4. Different movements activate different muscles in different ways. What are other ways to vary the work load of a muscle during training sessions?