Built for speed: musculoskeletal structure and sprinting ability

@article{Lee2009BuiltFS,
  title={Built for speed: musculoskeletal structure and sprinting ability},
  author={Sabrina S. M. Lee and S. Piazza},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={212},
  pages={3700 - 3707}
}
The musculoskeletal structure of the foot and ankle has the potential to influence human sprinting performance in complex ways. [...] Key Method In this study, we measured the plantarflexion moment arms of the Achilles' tendon, lateral gastrocnemius fascicle lengths and pennation angles, and anthropometric characteristics of the foot and lower leg in collegiate sprinters and height-matched non-sprinters. The Achilles' tendon moment arms of the sprinters were 25% smaller on average in sprinters than in non…Expand
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