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Table 2 Energy absorption of triceps surae muscle-tendon units during 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

  Group I, 112% Load Group II, 120% Load
Total energy absorbed (N-mm)   
   Study 18,950.0 ± 3083.8 6869.0 ± 6598.1
   Control 20,740.0 ± 5380.5 25,746.0 ± 3275.0
   P value 0.268 < 0.001
Energy absorbed before peak load (N-mm)   
   Study 9515.4 ± 607.3 3117.7 ± 2819.3
   Control 12,298.0 ± 3601.3 11,117.0 ± 2065.4
   P value 0.063 < 0.001
Ratio of Energy Absorption Before Peak Load (%)  
   Study 51.4 ± 10.1 48.7 ± 9.2
   Control 59.3 8.46 43.3 ± 6.7
   P value 0.108 0.161
  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.