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Muscle Architecture and Exercise Performance: A Mini Review

Volume 3 - Issue 5

Norkhalid Salimin*, Muhammad Hannan Sazali, MohamadShahrul Azzfar and Ali Nadzalan

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    • Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia

    *Corresponding author: Norkhalid Salimin, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Received: March 27, 2018;   Published: April 13, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000958

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Muscle architecture is the physical arrangement of muscle fibers at the macroscopic level that determines a muscle’s mechanical function. Previous studies have shown the existence of relationship between muscle architecture and performance and how training could alter the architecture of muscles (e.g. fascicle length, muscle thickness, pennation angle etc.). Among the types of training that have been investigated was resistance training in which has been shown to cause certain changes in muscle architecture. This mini review aims to briefly discuss how the muscle architecture has been studied in the field of sport/exercise performance.

Keywords: Muscle Architecture; Pennation Angle; Fascicle Length; Muscle Thickness; Exercise

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