Table 1.

Average maximum GM muscle-tendon unit (MTU) shortening velocity and maximum muscle fascicle shortening velocity for the stance cycle for each condition

Maximum velocity (Lo s-1)Walking (−10%)Walking (0%)Walking (+10%)Running (0%)Running (+10%)
Fascicle1.73±0.181.69±0.271.59±0.181.94±0.162.63±0.34
MTU5.26±0.465.98±0.605.94±0.607.75±0.508.54±0.49
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=6).

    Lo=length of fascicle at the start of stance in level walking. Gait (walking or running) had a significant effect on the maximum fascicle shortening velocity (P=0.002) and maximum MTU shortening velocity (P=0.002).