Med Sci Sports Exerc 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
Versus Arthritis, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the best muscle size index of muscle strength by establishing if incorporating muscle architecture measurements improved the human muscle size-strength relationship. The influence of calculating muscle force, and the location of anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) measurements on this relationship were also examined.
Methods: Fifty-two recreationally active males completed unilateral isometric knee extension strength assessments and MRI scans of the dominant thigh and knee to determine quadriceps femoris (QF) size variables (ACSA along the length of the femur, maximum ACSA [ACSAMAX] and volume [VOL]) and patellar tendon moment arm. Read More