Project

Muscle fiber typology: link between fatigue and muscle strain injury risk

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
Keywords
skeletal muscle sports medicine fatigue
 
Project description

Are athletes with mostly fast-twitch muscle fibers more prone to strain injury than athletes with predominantly slow-twitch fibers? The underlying mechanism can possibly be: 1) fast-twitch fibers have a markedly delayed recovery from fatigue, and 2) fatigue is a risk factor for strain injury. A better insight in the predisposing factors
would allow to reduce the incidence of strain injury.