Muscle-tendon adaptation monitoring in elite athletes: Preliminary results from a longitudinal investigation
Epro, G, Koenig, M, McCrum, C, Baedorf, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K (2017). Muscle-tendon adaptation monitoring in elite athletes: Preliminary results from a longitudinal investigation. 35th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport. Cologne, Germany 14 - 18 Jun 2017 London South Bank University.
|Authors||Epro, G, Koenig, M, McCrum, C, Baedorf, M, Schade, F and Karamanidis, K|
In this study, we analysed the triceps surae(TS) muscle-tendon unit (MTU) mechanical properties (muscle strength and tendon stiffness) in elite jumping event athletes (long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault) and monitored the training-induced alterations in these properties over one year in nine elite jumpers, in order to detect potential changes in the uniformity of adaptation within the TS MTU.The findings indicate to a higher TS muscle strength and Achilles tendon stiffness in the take-off leg in comparison to the swing leg. The longitudinal monitoring revealed a concordant muscle and tendon adaptation in the TS MTU in both legs in the selected athletes.
|Keywords||tendon stiffness; muscle strength; elite athletes|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Accepted author manuscript|
CC BY 4.0
|14 Jun 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||31 Jul 2017|
|Accepted||14 Jun 2017|
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