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Table 1.

Morphological data for the muscles examined in this study

Muscle regionNMass (g)Fascicle length (mm)Pennation angle (degrees)PCSA (mm2)
LG 10.6±1.1 18.6±1.1 23.7±0.9 488.6±56.8 
pMG* 18.9±2.1 17.8±0.7 28.0±1.5 910.7±120.8 
dMG* 18.9±2.1 17.4±0.9 27.1±1.4 910.7±120.8 
Muscle regionNMass (g)Fascicle length (mm)Pennation angle (degrees)PCSA (mm2)
LG 10.6±1.1 18.6±1.1 23.7±0.9 488.6±56.8 
pMG* 18.9±2.1 17.8±0.7 28.0±1.5 910.7±120.8 
dMG* 18.9±2.1 17.4±0.9 27.1±1.4 910.7±120.8 

LG, lateral gastrocnemius; pMG, proximal region of the medial gastrocnemius; dMG, distal region of the medial gastrocnemius; PCSA,physiological cross-sectional area

Values are means ± s.e.m.

*

Note that values for mass and PCSA are for the entire MG

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