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Altered reflex sensitivity after repeated and prolonged passive muscle stretching.
Experiments were carried out to test the effect of prolonged and repeated passive stretching (RPS) of the triceps surae muscle on reflex sensitivity. The results demonstrated a clear deterioration of… Expand
Effects of marathon running on running economy and kinematics
- H. Kyröläinen, T. Pullinen, R. Candau, J. Avela, P. Huttunen, P. Komi
- European Journal of Applied Physiology
- 1 July 2000
Abstract The present study was designed to investigate interactions between running economy and mechanics before, during, and after an individually run marathon. Seven experienced triathletes… Expand
Forefoot strikers exhibit lower running-induced knee loading than rearfoot strikers.
- J. Kulmala, J. Avela, K. Pasanen, J. Parkkari
- Medicine and science in sports and exercise
- 1 December 2013
PURPOSE Knee pain and Achilles tendinopathies are the most common complaints among runners. The differences in the running mechanics may play an important role in the pathogenesis of lower limb… Expand
Reduced reflex sensitivity persists several days after long-lasting stretch-shortening cycle exercise.
The mechanisms related to the acute and delayed secondary impairment of the stretch reflex function were investigated after long-lasting stretch-shortening cycle exercise. The results demonstrated a… Expand
Neural and mechanical responses of the triceps surae muscle group after 1 h of repeated fast passive stretches.
- J. Avela, T. Finni, T. Liikavainio, E. Niemelä, P. Komi
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of applied physiology
- 1 June 2004
Experiments were carried out to examine interaction between mechanical changes of the muscle-tendon unit and reduced reflex sensitivity after repeated and prolonged passive muscle stretching (RPS).… Expand
Changes in muscle activity with increasing running speed
Electromyographic (EMG) activity of the leg muscles and the ground reaction forces were recorded in 17 elite male middle-distance runners, who performed isometric maximal voluntary contractions (MVC)… Expand
Effects of power training on muscle structure and neuromuscular performance
- H. Kyröläinen, J. Avela, +5 authors P. Komi
- Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in…
- 1 February 2005
The present study examines changes in muscle structure and neuromuscular performance induced by 15 weeks of power training with explosive muscle actions. Twenty‐three subjects, including 10 controls,… Expand
Reduced stretch reflex sensitivity and muscle stiffness after long-lasting stretch-shortening cycle exercise in humans
Abstract It has been suggested that during repeated long-term stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) exercise the decreased neuromuscular function may result partly from alterations in stiffness regulation.… Expand
Panoramic ultrasonography is a valid method to measure changes in skeletal muscle cross-sectional area
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the “panoramic” brightness mode ultrasonography (US) method to detect training-induced changes in muscle cross-sectional area… Expand
Excitability at the motoneuron pool and motor cortex is specifically modulated in lengthening compared to isometric contractions.
- M. Gruber, V. Linnamo, V. Strojnik, T. Rantalainen, J. Avela
- Journal of neurophysiology
- 1 April 2009
Neural control of muscle contraction seems to be unique during muscle lengthening. The present study aimed to determine the specific sites of modulatory control for lengthening compared with… Expand