volume 29, issue 4, P391-403 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00054-2
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Boris I. Prilutsky, W. Herzog, T. Leonard

Abstract: The purposes of this study were (1) to define and estimate the direction and amount of the energy transfer between the knee and ankle through gastrocnemius (GA) and plantaris (PL) muscles during cat locomotion, and (2) to test the assumption that the force and activity patterns of soleus (SO), GA, and PL are mechanically and physiologically advantageous for providing the transfer of energy between these joints. The direction, amount and rate of the energy transfer through a two-joint muscle were defined using …

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