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dc.contributor.authorSponbeck, Joshua K. ( )
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Candace L. ( )
dc.contributor.authorBerg, Matthew J. ( )
dc.contributor.authorRigby, Justin H. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8519-530X )
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T19:10:18Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T19:10:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.citationSponbeck, J. K., Perkins, C. L., Berg, M. J., & Rigby, J. H. (2017). Achilles Tendon Cross Sectional Area Changes Over a Division I NCAA Cross Country Season. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(8), pp. 1226–1234.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1939-795X
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8560
dc.description.abstractTracking Achilles tendon cross sectional area (CSA) changes may help clinicians understand exercise adaptations and Achilles tendon injury mechanisms. To track adaptations in the Achilles tendon in response to a cross country season. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound images were obtained in a research laboratory. Cross country athletes ran with no restrictions outdoors and indoors. Participants were Division I NCAA cross country athletes (N = 24, age = 19.9 ± 2.1 years, mass = 61.32 ± 20.16 kg, height = 168.92 ± 17.16 cm, sex = 8 males and 16 females). Achilles tendon CSA was obtained through MSK ultrasound imaging at a pre-season baseline measurement, every 3 weeks throughout the season, and at post-season for a total of 4 measurements. Participants followed their normal running regimen outlined by their cross country coach. The dependent variable was Achilles tendon CSA measured by ultrasound imaging. We used a repeated measures ANCOVA to determine differences in CSA over the cross country season. CSA increased from baseline (0.439 ± .081 cm), to 0.466 ± 0.096 cm at 3-weeks, to 0.471 ± 0.092 cm 6-weeks, and decreased to 0.451 ± 0.104 cm at the post-season measurement. The 3-week and 6-week measures significantly increased from baseline (F3,72 = 8.575, p < .001). Achilles tendon CSA increased during the cross country season, but returned to baseline values at the end of a cross country season. Clinicians should be aware of the changing nature of the Achilles tendon CSA when treating cross country runners.en_US
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dc.format.extent9 pages
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBerkeley Electronic Press
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Exercise Science, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 1226–1234
dc.source.urihttps://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/
dc.subjectTendon remodelingen_US
dc.subjectTendon hypertrophy
dc.subjectAchilles tendoinopathy
dc.titleAchilles Tendon Cross Sectional Area Changes Over a Division I NCAA Cross Country Seasonen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
txstate.departmentHealth and Human Performance


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