New insights into In vivo human skeletal muscle function

Yasuo Kawakami*, Tetsuo Fukunaga

*Corresponding author for this work

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Approaches to understanding human muscle function through measuring in vivo muscle fiber behavior in humans are described briefly. Experimental results show the discrepancy between joint actions and muscle fiber behavior in many occasions, which complicates prediction of muscle mechanics from sole observations of joint actions. This is the result of muscle-tendon interaction during contraction, which is efficiently used during human movements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan


  • Fascicle
  • Human movement
  • Isokinetic joint actions
  • Muscle fiber
  • Muscle-tendon interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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