Effects of different dropping intensities on fascicle and tendinous tissue behavior during stretch-shortening cycle exercise.

@article{Ishikawa2004EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of different dropping intensities on fascicle and tendinous tissue behavior during stretch-shortening cycle exercise.},
  author={Masaki Ishikawa and Paavo V. Komi},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={848-52}
}
This study examined whether the elasticity of the tendinous tissues plays an important role in human locomotion by improving the power output and efficiency of skeletal muscle. Ten subjects performed one-leg drop jumps (DJ) from different dropping heights with a constant rebound height. The fascicle length of the vastus lateralis muscle was measured by using real-time ultrasonography during DJ. In the braking phase of the DJ, fascicle lengthening decreased and the tendinous tissue lengthening… CONTINUE READING