Maximum speed is an important parameter for sprinting humans, particularly in athletic competitions. While the biomechanics of sprinting have been well-studied [1–3], our understanding of biomechanical limits to maximum speed is still in its infancy. Previous studies have suggested a speed-limiting role for the force-velocity relationship of skeletal muscle , but these theories are difficult to verify experimentally due to the difficulty in observing and manipulating human muscle dynamics in vivo.
Volume Subject Area:Poster Session II: Student Paper Competition (PhD Level)
Topics:Biomechanics, Dynamics (Mechanics), Muscle, Optimization
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