Satellite cells were isolated from semimembranous
muscles of female pigs weighing approximately 12 Kg, as reported by Theil et al.
However, several studies have reported a significant positive correlation between sprint running performance and site-specific muscle size, such as the upper portion of the thigh , the adductor magnus and semimembranous
muscles , and the quadriceps and psoas major muscle .
(1984) evaluated pre-rigor (hot-boned and cooked 1h post exsanguinations) and post-rigor (cold-boned and cooked 48 h post exsanguinations) bovine semimembranous
muscles and reported that although cold boned roasts were superior to hot boned in tenderness but juiciness was consistently higher in hot boned roasts.