Achilles tendon forces during cycling.

  title={Achilles tendon forces during cycling.},
  author={Robert j. Gregor and Paavo V. Komi and Markku J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={8 Suppl 1},
Cycling represents an activity, in which the leg extensor muscles have been thought to contract only concentrically. In the present investigation, the forces of the triceps surae muscles were recorded directly in vivo from the achilles tendon (AT) of a healthy male subject, who pedaled on the standard bicycle ergometer at varying work loads (88, 176, and 265 W). EMGs from the vastus medialis (VM), gastrocnemius (GAST), soleus (SOL), and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles were recorded… CONTINUE READING


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