In vivo mechanical response of human Achilles tendon to a single bout of hopping exercise.


Stiffness of the human Achilles tendon (AT) was determined in vivo before and after a single bout of hopping exercise. It was hypothesized, based on published data using in vitro specimens, that a reduction in AT stiffness may occur after just 1000 loading cycles at physiological stress levels. Ten healthy subjects performed two-legged hopping exercise… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.033514

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