Muscle enlargement in sumo wrestlers includes increased muscle fascicle length

@article{Kearns2000MuscleEI,
  title={Muscle enlargement in sumo wrestlers includes increased muscle fascicle length},
  author={Charles F. Kearns and Takashi Abe and William F. Brechue},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={83},
  pages={289-296}
}
Skeletal muscle architecture was measured in 28 college sumo wrestlers (Sumo) and 30 control subjects. Pennation angle (PAN) and muscle thickness (MTH) of the triceps long head (TL), vastus lateralis (VL) and gastrocnemius medialis (MG) and lateralis (LG) muscles were measured by B-mode ultrasonography, and fascicle length (FAL) was estimated. Sumo wrestlers had a significantly greater percentage body fat [mean (SD) 33.9 (9.4)%], fat mass [41.7 (18.5) kg], and fat-free mass [76.8 (7.5) kg] than… CONTINUE READING
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