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Manuel Terraza-Rebollo and Ernest Baiget

evaluate its effect on the dependent variables (serve velocity and accuracy) in order to determine its efficacy for using it as a performance enhancer. Subjects participated in 1 familiarization session, 1 test session (maximum strength test and anthropometric test), 1 control session, and 3 experimental

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Tomohiro Yasuda

Consequently, our results suggested that, for healthy young women, upper leg 50% girth measurement rather than handgrip strength test was a useful method for evaluating both knee extensor muscle strength and size. In the present study, a stepwise multiple regression analysis was applied to the predictor

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Bill I. Campbell, Danielle Aguilar, Laurin Conlin, Andres Vargas, Brad Jon Schoenfeld, Amey Corson, Chris Gai, Shiva Best, Elfego Galvan and Kaylee Couvillion

the same technician, whose calculated FFM test–retest reliability was intraclass correlation = .99; SEM  = 0.37 kg; minimal difference = 1.03 kg. Maximal strength testing took place approximately 24 hr after the body composition assessment. After completing a body mass warm-up, participants followed

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Susan J. Leach, Joyce R. Maring and Ellen Costello

) was comprised of 33.3% females with a mean age of 73.8 (5.4) years. Baseline Characteristics No significant between-group differences were noted for the demographic variables or outcome measures at baseline (Table  1 ) except the ankle dorsiflexion strength test. The B&S group exhibited greater

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Sabrine N. Costa, Edgar R. Vieira and Paulo C. B. Bento

3 dynamometer (Biodex Medical Inc.) was used for all strength testing. Isokinetic dynamometers frequently are used to assess neuromuscular function because they provide detailed torque, velocity, and position data with high mechanical reliability ( Drouin, Valovich-mcleod, Shultz, Gansneder

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Matthew D. DeLang, Mehdi Rouissi, Nicola L. Bragazzi, Karim Chamari and Paul A. Salamh

benefit from quantifying between-limbs symmetry via maximal isokinetic strength testing of the hamstrings and quadriceps. In conjunction with desired strength outputs, these standards could be used to assure readiness to play. However, while this guideline of identifying between-limbs symmetry is

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Neal R. Glaviano and Susan Saliba

. Pain during testing was collected to ensure similarities between participants as pain has been previously identified to alter strength testing. The distance between the patient’s line and the far left line (no pain) was measured in centimeters to the closest 10th of a centimeter. The VAS is a popular

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Samuele Contemori, Andrea Biscarini, Fabio M. Botti, Daniele Busti, Roberto Panichi and Vito E. Pettorossi

position, shoulder adducted, elbow flexed at 90°, and forearm in a midway position between pronation and supination (subjects were instructed to punt the thumb upward). Each strength test was performed as a “make test” against the resistance of the “Kern HCB 200K100” dynamometer (Kern e Sohn GmbH, Ziegelei

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Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza, Raquel Pedrero-Chamizo, María del Mar Bibiloni, Gonzalo Palacios, Antoni Sureda, Agustín Meléndez-Ortega, Josep Antoni Tur Marí and Marcela González-Gross

) Handgrip strength test by groups: males. Level set at P  < .05. Statistical analyses adjusted for age. (D) Chair stand test by groups: males. a Significant differences between inactive and high sedentary and active and low sedentary. b Significant differences between inactive and low sedentary and active and low

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Caroline Lisee, Lindsay Slater, Jay Hertel and Joe M. Hart

self-selected pace and were asked with which leg they would kick a ball farther to determine the dominant (DOM) leg. Participants were seated in the Biodex System III multimode dynamometer (Biodex Medical System, Inc, Shirley, NY) for isokinetic knee-extensor and knee-flexor strength testing