Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

CHAPTER XVI. 
FATIGUE IN VOLUNTARY ACTION. 
In pressing the dynamometer we are performing work. 
As work is performed, our capacity for work decreases ; 
this decrease is generally known by the term u fatigue.” 
Fatigue, like memory, introduces a change in the 
phenomenon itself and a change in its regularity. Fig. 
51 shows a portion from a curve with the dynamograph 
Fig. 51. FATIGUE IN CONSTANT EFFORT. 
where the maximum grip was being exerted ; it is the 
rear end of the same record as Fig. 48, a large portion 
from the middle of the record being omitted. The 
maximum grip exhibits large fluctuations, going from 
very low to even higher than the maximum at the start 
(Fig. 48). It is also to be noticed that the grip becomes 
very uncertain and tremulous. 
Are these effects of fatigue due to bodily changes of 
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