Table 1.

Maximum power output for red fibres

Maximum power
(P0 Vmax)0.107±0.005
(W kg-1)27.4±1.3
(L0 s-1)0.538±0.028
(kN m-2)52.0±1.5
  • Maximum power was calculated for each fibre bundle from its fitted force/velocity line (power=force × velocity).

    The mean and S.E.M. for the seven fibre bundles are given, together with the velocity and force at which maximum power was produced.

    P0 is the maximum isometric force, which is produced at fibre length L0. Vmax is the maximum velocity of shortening, which is the intercept between the fitted force/velocity curve and the velocity axis.