Is Energy Stored ‘Intendoned?’


Image by Dr. James Stoxen

Linking current research to running

By Nikki Reiter

The long tendons of the lower leg are often compared to springs, thought to store and release mechanical energy during running. Tendons, unlike muscles, do not consume energy during running. So, it is widely accepted that tendons will ‘save energy’ by reducing the metabolic work of the muscles during running.