Eccentric exercise in vivo: Strain-induced muscle damage and adaptation in a stable system

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Abstract

The muscle tendon unit is a stable system, designed to operate eccentrically with efficiency and resiliency. Fiber strains, although minimized by tendon compliance during exercise, are essential components to decoding the mechanical and chemical signals during exercise. Subsequent cellular adaptations minimize the subsequent "dose" of stress and strain and serve to limit the exacerbation of damage into injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Force-length relationship
  • Inflammation
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Sarcomere
  • Strain-hardening
  • Stretch-activated channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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