Effect of habitual running on human Achilles tendon load-deformation properties and cross-sectional area.

@article{Hansen2003EffectOH,
  title={Effect of habitual running on human Achilles tendon load-deformation properties and cross-sectional area.},
  author={Philip Hansen and Per Aagaard and Michael Kjaer and Benny Larsson and S Peter Magnusson},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={2375-80}
}
Whether the cross-sectional area (CSA) and mechanical properties of the human Achilles tendon change in response to habitual exercise remains largely unexplored. The present study evaluated the CSA and contraction-induced displacement of the aponeurosis-tendon complex of the triceps surae in 11 untrained subjects before (tests 1 and 2) and after (test 3) approximately 9 mo of regular running ( approximately 78 training sessions). Displacement of the tendon-aponeurosis complex obtained by… CONTINUE READING