How muscles deal with real-world loads: the influence of length trajectory on muscle performance.

@article{Marsh1999HowMD,
  title={How muscles deal with real-world loads: the influence of length trajectory on muscle performance.},
  author={Richard L. Marsh},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={202 Pt 23},
  pages={3377-85}
}
The performance of skeletal muscles in vivo is determined by the feedback received when the muscle interacts with the external environment via various morphological structures. This interaction between the muscle and the 'real-world load' forces us to reconsider how muscles are adapted to suit their in vivo function. We must consider the co-evolution of the muscles and the morphological structures that 'create' the load in concert with the properties of the external environment. This complex… CONTINUE READING

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