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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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Fine motor control movements required for racing are impaired through fatigue and muscle stress induced by the amount of eccentric work, stretch shortening contractions and occlusion of blood flow due to the high muscular forces generated during training, or even within a run (Berg and Eiken, 1999; Szmedra, et al.
The high intensities associated with racing are thought to be the combination of eccentric contractions and stretch shortening contractions needed to counter the high ground reaction forces and vibrations (Babiel et al.