Table 1.

Force enhancement observed in the cat soleus muscle on the ascending and descending limb of the force—length relationship for 5 Hz and 30 Hz stimulation frequencies

Force enhancement (N)
Ascending limbDescending limb
5 Hz30 Hz5 Hz30 Hz
0.4±0.31.4±0.84.1±2.05.1±1.3
  • Values are means ± 1 S.D. (N=8).

    The amount of stretching on the ascending limb was 8 mm at a speed of 4 mm s-1; the corresponding values from the descending limb are 9 mm at a speed of 9 mm s-1.

    All force enhancements are statistically different from 0.