a) Truncated force signal trace illustrating the fatigue protocol. (♠) The peak of three 5-second maximum voluntary contractions (MVC) was used to determine the fatiguing contraction intensity, while the interpolated twitch amplitude (IT) along with the associated control twitch (CT) elicited 5-seconds after the contraction were used to calculate the pre-fatigue level of motor unit activation. (♥) Ten 30-second fatiguing contractions with 30-seconds of rest were performed at 50% of MVC with an evoked twitch (ET) elicited 5-seonds after the contraction. The slope of the force plateau (SLP) was used as an indicator of fatigue accumulation. (♦) Recovery was monitored for 45-minutes where an MVC with IT was performed every 15-minutes, with ETs elicited at 5-minute intervals. b) Typical trace for one second of raw EMG data illustrating the 0.25 second overlapping epochs utilized to calculate mean root mean square and mean median frequency values.