Effects of load carrying on metabolic cost and hindlimb muscle dynamics in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris).

@article{McGowan2006EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of load carrying on metabolic cost and hindlimb muscle dynamics in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris).},
  author={Craig P. McGowan and Hortensia Amar{\'i}s Duarte and Joyce B. Main and Andrew A. Biewener},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={
          1060-9
        }
}
The goal of this study was to test whether the contractile patterns of two major hindlimb extensors of guinea fowl are altered by load-carrying exercise. We hypothesized that changes in contractile pattern, specifically a decrease in muscle shortening velocity or enhanced stretch activation, would result in a reduction in locomotor energy cost relative to the load carried. We also anticipated that changes in kinematics would reflect underlying changes in muscle strain. Oxygen consumption… CONTINUE READING

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