Table 1.

Average mechanical and architectural properties of the Achilles tendon for each participant and the average energy recovered from the tendon and its contribution to the total average work performed on the body for each participant

Subject no.Mass (kg)CSA (mm2)Stiffness (N mm-1)Elastic modulus (GPa)Peak strain (%)Hysteresis (%)AT energy recovered (J)Total mechanical work (J)% AT contribution
192592050.904.320211708
281521870.858.6174023717
367491220.619.1243319120
473561750.718.3382945110
594562291.117.1154824418
687481530.7211.4393427514
797562300.944.7335229612
869542340.636.3191916610
969532231.078.0215723324
1081501251.1510.9354127524
Average81531880.878.3263825416
s.d. 11.23.643.20.22.19.212.682.35.9
  • The population average and standard deviations (s.d.) are shown.

    For abbreviations, see list.