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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Exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage and adaptation following repeated bouts of eccentric muscle contractions.
Exercise involving eccentric muscle contractions is well known to impair force production capacities (Janecki et al.
Eccentric muscle contractions are the braking forces your muscles employ during downhill running.
Eccentric muscle contractions were separated by 10 s periods to minimize metabolic inhibition which is often associated with accumulation of inorganic phosphate in muscle fibres (Allen et al.