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Couratier, "An EMG fractal indicator having different sensitivities to changes in force and muscle fatigue during voluntary static muscle contractions," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, vol.
A decreased in muscle oxygenation has been cited as a possible source of fatigue during static muscle contractions (Albert et al., 2004; Kell and Bhambhani, 2008; Matsuura et al., 2011; McGill et al., 2000) and short term walking/running (Bhambhani, 2004; Hiroyuki et al., 2002; Lee et al., 2011; Rissanen et al., 2012).