Effects of age and life-long endurance training on the passive mechanical properties of rat skeletal muscle.

The effects of age and life-long endurance training on the mechanical properties of both slow twitch (m. soleus) and fast twitch (m. rectus femoris) skeletal muscles in rats were investigated in a longitudinal study. Wistar-rats performed treadmill-running 5 days a week for 2 years. The ultimate measures of stress-strain together with the load-deformation… CONTINUE READING