angle of pull

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The angle formed between the line of pull of a muscle and the longitudinal axis of the bone in which the muscle is acting. The line of pull is usually indicated by the joint angle. It affects the strength of muscle action; at only certain angles of pull can a muscle exert maximal tension. Variable resistance exercise machines compensate for variations in muscular tension at different joint angles.

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