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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2002 Jul;30(3):106-10.

Muscle and tendon interaction during human movements.

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Department of Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan.


Muscle and tendon interaction was estimated in vivo by real-time ultrasonography. Differences between muscles in internal muscle-fiber shortening during isometric actions are due to the elastic properties of tendon. Compliant human tendons allow muscles to contract isometrically during many human movements for efficient force generation.

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