External work and potential for elastic storage at the limb joints of running dogs.

@article{Gregersen1998ExternalWA,
  title={External work and potential for elastic storage at the limb joints of running dogs.},
  author={Colin S Gregersen and Natalie A Silverton and David R. Carrier},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 Pt 23},
  pages={3197-210}
}
The storage and recovery of elastic strain energy in muscles and tendons increases the economy of locomotion in running vertebrates. In this investigation, we compared the negative and positive external work produced at individual limb joints of running dogs to evaluate which muscle-tendon systems contribute to elastic storage and to determine the extent to which the external work of locomotion is produced by muscles that shorten actively rather than by muscles that function as springs. We… CONTINUE READING

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