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Table 1 Biomechanical data for triceps surae muscle-tendon units subjected to eccentric cyclic loading (n = 6)

From: Isokinetic eccentric exercise can induce skeletal muscle injury within the physiologic excursion of muscle-tendon unit: a rabbit model

Parameter Group I, 112% Load Group II, 120% Load
Slope (N/mm)   
   Study 51.1 ± 5.7 22.5 ± 10.8
   Control 36.5 ± 7.5 34.0 ± 2.8
   P value 0.004 0.025
Peak load (N)   
   Study 970.2 ± 42.1 368.6 ± 238.6
   Control 934.6 ± 165. 5 840.8 ± 111.3
   P value 0.327 0.002
Deformation at peak load (mm)   
   Study 34.8 ± 9.9 19.9 ± 3.9
   Control 33.2 ± 5.2 35.5 ± 4.9
   P value 0.381 < 0.001
  1. Note: Data other than P values are the mean (standard deviation). For all groups, the stretch rate was 10 cm/min. In the study group, stimulation was applied with 12 mA at a frequency of 10 Hz.