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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

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For isotonic contractions, the rate of contraction or duration of contraction should be standardized so that responses based on variable times for motor unit recruitment are avoided.
This is concentric isotonic contraction because the agonist muscle is still contracting and the joint is moving in the desired direction.
Exercises involving what are known as isotonic contractions bicep curls, squats and bench presses, for example appeared to be most effective.