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Isometric muscle contractions thus developed were amplified by Bridge amplifier (ML 110, AD Instrument, Australia), digitized via an analog/digital interface (Power Lab 4/ST system, AD Instrument, Australia, a computerized chart recorder) and were displayed on a personal computer.
The rate of force development was significantly greater during both isometric muscle contractions in dancers when compared to untrained individuals.