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ASU Exercise Science Professor to Use Fiber Optics to Study Muscle-Tendon Mechanics in Jumping

Aug. 29, 2012. The edge. It’s the competitive advantage every athletic seeks, whether it’s seconds shaved off a 100-meter sprint or the extra inches gained when spiking a volleyball or at tip-off in a basketball game. Dr. Jeffrey McBride is turning to fiber optics and specialized equipment to better understand the muscle and tendon length changes that occur during jumping and how those changes affect athletic performance.

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