Behavior of fascicles and the myotendinous junction of human medial gastrocnemius following eccentric strength training.

@article{Duclay2009BehaviorOF,
  title={Behavior of fascicles and the myotendinous junction of human medial gastrocnemius following eccentric strength training.},
  author={J Duclay and Alain Martin and Alice Duclay and Gilles Cometti and Michel Pousson},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={819-27}
}
This study is the first in which measurements of thickness, fascicle angle and length, and tendon elongation were combined to examine the impact of eccentric strength training on both muscle architecture and tendinous structures. Eighteen healthy male subjects were divided into an eccentric strength training group (n = 10) and a control group (n = 8). The training program consisted of 18 sessions of eccentric exercises over a 7-week period. All subjects were tested at baseline and after the… CONTINUE READING