Differences in contractile behaviour between the soleus and medial gastrocnemius muscles during human walking.

@article{Cronin2013DifferencesIC,
  title={Differences in contractile behaviour between the soleus and medial gastrocnemius muscles during human walking.},
  author={Neil J. Cronin and Janne Avela and Taija Finni and Jussi Peltonen},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 Pt 5},
  pages={909-14}
}
The functional roles of individual lower limb muscles during human walking may differ depending on walking speed or duration. In this study, 11 volunteers walked on a treadmill for 60 min at speeds corresponding to both optimal and 20% above optimal energetic cost of transport whilst oxygen consumption and medial gastrocnemius (MG) and soleus fascicle lengths were measured. Although energetic cost of transport was ∼12% higher at the faster speed, it remained constant over 60 min at both speeds… CONTINUE READING
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