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whether over-trained elite athletes were able to recruit all of their motor units during a 12-second isometric maximal voluntary contraction. During the last six seconds of the contraction an electrical impulse was superimposed on the exercising muscle by a computerized muscle stimulator.
Isometric maximal voluntary contraction torque (MVT) was assessed on the Exercise and Control limbs with the subject's elbow joint set to 90[degrees] and shoulder flexed at 45[degrees] using an isokinetic strength-assessment apparatus (Biodex System 2, Biodex, USA).
After a rest period of 2 min subjects exerted three 6-seconds isometric maximal voluntary contractions at one-minute intervals.