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Role of extracellular matrix in adaptation of tendon and skeletal muscle to mechanical loading.
  • M. Kjaer
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Physiological reviews
  • 1 April 2004
The extracellular matrix (ECM), and especially the connective tissue with its collagen, links tissues of the body together and plays an important role in the force transmission and tissue structureExpand
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Muscle and blood metabolites during a soccer game: implications for sprint performance.
PURPOSE To examine muscle and blood metabolites during soccer match play and relate it to possible changes in sprint performance. METHODS Thirty-one Danish fourth division players took part inExpand
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Differential strain patterns of the human gastrocnemius aponeurosis and free tendon, in vivo.
AIM The mechanical characteristics of the human free tendon and aponeurosis, in vivo, remains largely unknown. The present study evaluated the longitudinal displacement of the separate free AchillesExpand
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Region specific patellar tendon hypertrophy in humans following resistance training
Aim:  To examine if cross‐sectional area (CSA) differs along the length of the human patellar tendon (PT), and if there is PT hypertrophy in response to resistance training.
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Biomechanical Responses to Repeated Stretches in Human Hamstring Muscle In Vivo
To examine stiffness, energy, and passive torque in the dynamic and static phases of a stretch maneuver in the human hamstring muscle in vivo we used a test- retest protocol and a repeated stretchesExpand
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Changes in muscle size and MHC composition in response to resistance exercise with heavy and light loading intensity.
Muscle mass accretion is accomplished by heavy-load resistance training. The effect of light-load resistance exercise has been far more sparsely investigated with regard to potential effect on muscleExpand
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Training-induced changes in muscle CSA, muscle strength, EMG, and rate of force development in elderly subjects after long-term unilateral disuse.
The ability to develop muscle force rapidly may be a very important factor to prevent a fall and to perform other tasks of daily life. However, information is still lacking on the range ofExpand
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Muscle performance during maximal isometric and dynamic contractions is influenced by the stiffness of the tendinous structures.
Contractile force is transmitted to the skeleton through tendons and aponeuroses, and, although it is appreciated that the mechanocharacteristics of these tissues play an important role for movementExpand
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A mechanism for altered flexibility in human skeletal muscle.
1. We investigated the effect of a long‐term stretching regimen on the tissue properties and stretch tolerance of human skeletal muscle. 2. Resistance to stretch was measured as torque (in N m)Expand
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Local NSAID infusion inhibits satellite cell proliferation in human skeletal muscle after eccentric exercise.
Despite the widespread consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the influence of these drugs on muscle satellite cells is not fully understood. The aim of the present study wasExpand
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