Relationship between sprint performance and muscle fascicle length in female sprinters.

  title={Relationship between sprint performance and muscle fascicle length in female sprinters.},
  author={Takashi Abe and Senshi Fukashiro and Yoshiko Harada and Kenji Kawamoto},
  journal={Journal of physiological anthropology and applied human science},
  volume={20 2},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sprint performance and architectural characteristics of leg muscles in 26 female 100-m sprinters. Pennation angle and muscle thickness of the vastus lateralis (VL) and gastrocnemius medialis (GM) and lateralis (GL) muscles were measured by B-mode ultrasonography, and fascicle length was estimated. Sprinters had a significantly lower VL pennation angle, but GM and GL pennation angle was similar between sprinters and female… CONTINUE READING
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