The Two Asymmetries of the Bouncing Step

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Dec;107(6):739-42. doi: 10.1007/s00421-009-1179-2. Epub 2009 Sep 1.


The increase of the push on the ground with increasing running speed improves the "elastic" rebound of the body by privileging the role of tendons relative to muscle within muscle-tendon units.

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena / physiology
  • Elasticity / physiology
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Running / physiology*
  • Tendons / physiology*