In vivo muscle force-length behavior during steady-speed hopping in tammar wallabies.

@article{Biewener1998InVM,
  title={In vivo muscle force-length behavior during steady-speed hopping in tammar wallabies.},
  author={Andrew A. Biewener and D D Konieczynski and Russell V. Baudinette},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 Pt 11},
  pages={1681-94}
}
Moderate to large macropodids can increase their speed while hopping with little or no increase in energy expenditure. This has been interpreted by some workers as resulting from elastic energy savings in their hindlimb tendons. For this to occur, the muscle fibers must transmit force to their tendons with little or no length change. To test whether this is the case, we made in vivo measurements of muscle fiber length change and tendon force in the lateral gastrocnemius (LG) and plantaris (PL… CONTINUE READING
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