Research Thesis Topic
Human Muscle and Tendon Mechanics Underpinning Exercise-induced Muscle Damage
Following a bout of unaccustomed exercise (e.g. pre-season training or the first day of your new gym program), we typically wake-up sore and stiff in the days following this exercise bout. This soreness is caused by a process known as exercise-induced muscle damage. While greatly researched and prevalent in sport and exercise science, we still do not understand the mechanism that causes exercise-induced muscle damage and what implication this has on performance and injury. Recent improvements in ultrasonography to measure the mechanics of muscle fascicles has provided novel insights into how human muscle behaves during and following a bout of exercise that induces damage. This research will look to use this technique to further investigate muscle fascicle and tendon properties to better understand the mechanism of and adaptation to exercise-induced muscle damage.
- School of Health and Wellbeing
- Human Movement and Sports Science
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