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Muscles from the same muscle group do not necessarily share common drive: evidence from the human triceps surae

Abstract : In this study, we demonstrated that the three muscles composing the human triceps surae share minimal common drive during isometric contractions. Our results suggest that reducing the number of effectively controlled degrees of freedom may not always be the strategy used by the central nervous system to control movements. Independent control of some, but not all, synergist muscles may allow for more flexible control to comply with secondary goals (e.g., joint stabilization).
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François Hug, Alessandro del Vecchio, Simon Avrillon, Dario Farina, Kylie Tucker. Muscles from the same muscle group do not necessarily share common drive: evidence from the human triceps surae. Journal of Applied Physiology, American Physiological Society, 2021, 130 (2), pp.342-354. ⟨10.1152/japplphysiol.00635.2020⟩. ⟨hal-03298614⟩

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