Independent effects of weight and mass on plantar flexor activity during walking: implications for their contributions to body support and forward propulsion.

@article{McGowan2008IndependentEO,
  title={Independent effects of weight and mass on plantar flexor activity during walking: implications for their contributions to body support and forward propulsion.},
  author={Craig P. McGowan and Richard R. Neptune and Rodger Kram},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={
          486-94
        }
}
The ankle plantar flexor muscles, gastrocnemius (Gas) and soleus (Sol), have been shown to play important roles in providing body support and forward propulsion during human walking. However, there has been disagreement about the relative contributions of Gas and Sol to these functional tasks. In this study, using independent manipulations of body weight and body mass, we examined the relative contribution of the individual plantar flexors to support and propulsion. We hypothesized that Gas and… CONTINUE READING

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