Elastic properties of muscle-tendon complex in long-distance runners

  title={Elastic properties of muscle-tendon complex in long-distance runners},
  author={K. Kubo and H. Kanehisa and Y. Kawakami and T. Fukunaga},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the elastic properties of muscle-tendon complex (MTC) in knee extensor muscles and the capacity for elastic energy utilization in long-distance runners (LDR) by comparing with data obtained from untrained individuals (CON). The elongation (L) of the tendon and aponeurosis of vastus lateralis muscle during isometric knee extension was determined by real-time brightness mode ultrasonography, while the subjects developed a gradually increasing… Expand
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