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Effect of 8-Week High-Intensity Stretching Training on Biceps Femoris Architecture
Abstract Freitas, SR and Mil-Homens, P. Effect of 8-week high-intensity stretching training on biceps femoris architecture. J Strength Cond Res 29(6): 1737–1740, 2015—Previous studies have reportedExpand
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Effects of roller massager on muscle recovery after exercise-induced muscle damage
ABSTRACT Two experiments (n = 10) were conducted to determine the effects of roller massager (RM) on ankle plantar flexor muscle recovery after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Experiment 1Expand
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Muscle and joint responses during and after static stretching performed at different intensities
PurposeWe investigated the effects of plantarflexor static stretching of different intensities on the medial gastrocnemius (GAS) shear elastic modulus, GAS fascicle length and ankle passiveExpand
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Non-invasive assessment of sciatic nerve stiffness during human ankle motion using ultrasound shear wave elastography.
Peripheral nerves are exposed to mechanical stress during movement. However the in vivo mechanical properties of nerves remain largely unexplored. The primary aim of this study was to characterizeExpand
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Effects of lower body quadrant neural mobilization in healthy and low back pain populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Neural mobilization (NM) is widely used to assess and treat several neuromuscular disorders. However, information regarding the NM effects targeting the lower body quadrant is scarce. Expand
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Stiffness mapping of lower leg muscles during passive dorsiflexion
It is challenging to differentiate the mechanical properties of synergist muscles in vivo. Shear wave elastography can be used to quantify the shear modulus (i.e. an index of stiffness) of a specificExpand
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Effects of hip and head position on ankle range of motion, ankle passive torque, and passive gastrocnemius tension
Ankle joint range of motion (ROM) is notably influenced by the position of the hip joint. However, this result remains unexplained. Thus, the aim of this study was to test if the ankle passive torqueExpand
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Non-Muscular Structures Can Limit the Maximal Joint Range of Motion during Stretching
Stretching is widely used in sport training and clinical practice with the aim of increasing muscle-tendon extensibility and joint range of motion. The underlying assumption is that extensibilityExpand
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Can chronic stretching change the muscle‐tendon mechanical properties? A review
It is recognized that stretching is an effective method to chronically increase the joint range of motion. However, the effects of stretching training on the muscle‐tendon structural propertiesExpand
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The potential role of sciatic nerve stiffness in the limitation of maximal ankle range of motion
It is a long held belief that maximal joint range of motion (ROM) is restricted by muscle tension. However, it exists indirect evidence suggesting that this assumption may not hold true for someExpand
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