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The muscle cramping associated with the Wall is the result of overexcited muscle receptors experiencing severe fatigue, and this can occur if the athlete is not properly trained.
Contrary to previous theories which used multiple sensory inputs including touch and vision, these results demonstrate that messages coming from muscle receptors are enough to change the internal body representation.
Studies of ligament and muscle receptors indicate that ligament receptors are more sensitive near the end limits of a joint's motion, whereas muscle receptors may play a key role in the mid-range of motion (Brand, 1989; Clark et al.