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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31824138da
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How Neurons Make Us Jump: The Neural Control of Stretch-Shortening Cycle Movements

Taube, Wolfgang1; Leukel, Christian1,2; Gollhofer, Albert2

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Abstract

How can the human central nervous system (CNS) control complex jumping movements task- and context-specifically? This review highlights the complex interaction of multiple hierarchical levels of the CNS, which work together to enable stretch-shortening cycle contractions composed of activity resulting from feedforward (preprogrammed) and feedback (reflex) loops.

©2012 The American College of Sports Medicine

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