Contraction

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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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Donnelly, "Exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage and adaptation following repeated bouts of eccentric muscle contractions," Journal of Sports Sciences, vol.
Medicine ball workouts are a subset of plyometrics, applying the same principles of rapid concentric and eccentric muscle contractions. Perform these exercises on a day reserved for crosstraining, or after your warm-up when you are still fresh.
Eccentric muscle contractions are the braking forces your muscles employ during downhill running.