Biomechanical properties of Achilles tendons from control and H. aphrodisiaca sedentary and trained rats. The maximum load (a), stiffness (c), maximum stress (d) and modulus of elasticity (f), but not displacement (b) and strain (e), were higher in H. aphrodisiaca trained rats. CS- control sedentary; HS- H. aphrodisiaca sedentary; CT- control trained; HT- H. aphrodisiaca trained. The columns are the mean ± SD. * Differences were significant for p < 0.05 (ANOVA) compared with other groups, by the Tukey test. #Differences were significant for p < 0.05 (ANOVA) compared with CS and HS, by the Tukey test.