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- -Causes shortening of muscle fibres
- -‘All or none’ principle involves all fibres supplied by a nueron firing
- -isometric = without changing length
- -isotonic = tension remains the same while shortening & lengthening
- -concentric = shortening
- -eccentric = lengthening
responds to electrical stimulation arising from the alpha motor neuron
Can stretch up to a limit without damage e.g. stomach stretches for large meal
ability to stretch & return to normal shape
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