negative work

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The absorption of mechanical work when an active muscle is stretched during an eccentric action. A muscle stretched a distance D, while exerting a force F, is said to do an amount FD of negative work. Running downhill, lowering a weight, bending down, and walking downstairs, are all examples of negative work.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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