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Yvonne C Learmonth, Brynn C Adamson, Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, Maria Bohri, Robert W Motl
There is increasing recognition that exercise is an efficacious strategy for managing many consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS), yet persons with MS are not engaging in sufficient exercise for accruing health benefits. Poor exercise uptake might be associated with the design of previous research. We conducted a randomised controlled trial (RCT) for examining the feasibility of a 4-month home-based, exercise-training program designed based on recent physical activity guidelines for MS and supplemented by behavioural strategies for compliance...
December 1, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Hasan Kordi, Mehdi Sohrabi, Alireza Saberi Kakhki, Seyed R Attarzadeh Hossini
INTRODUCTION: Balance is one of the main problems of children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). According to process-oriented approach, besides strength training, neuromuscular adaptations can improve balance. OBJETIVE: To evaluate the effects of strength training on improving static and dynamic balance in DCD children. METHODS AND POPULATION: Children between 7 to 9 years old in Tehran participated in the study through randomized controlled trial design...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Shu-Ya Chan, Kuei-Min Chen
AIMS: To test the effectiveness of a 6-month Senior Elastic Band (SEB) exercise program on the self-perceived health status and sleep quality of older adults living in community settings. BACKGROUND: Health issues common among older adults living in community settings include poor physical and mental health conditions and sleep quality. Engagement in appropriate exercise programs facilitates alleviating these health issues among older adults. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design was applied...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Jinkee Park
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to examine the effect of resistance exercise on carotid intima-media thickness, luminal diameter, peak systolic flow velocity, end diastolic flow velocity, and wall shear rate in healthy elderly men. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty healthy elderly men (age ≥65 years) were randomly divided into a control (n=15) and resistance exercise (n=15) groups. The 24-week exercise intervention consisted of 3 days of resistance exercise per week using an elastic band per week. Body composition, physical function, blood pressure, and carotid variables were measured at baseline and after 24 weeks...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
M Luz Sánchez-Sánchez, Maria-Arántzazu Ruescas-Nicolau, José-Antonio Pérez-Miralles, Elena Marqués-Sulé, Gemma-Victoria Espí-López
BACKGROUND: In chronic stroke, feasible physical therapy (PT) programs are needed to promote function throughout life. OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled pilot trial investigated the feasibility and effect of a PT program composed of strengthening exercises with elastic bands and bimanual functional training, with clearly defined doses based on the rate of perceived exertion (Borg scale), to counteract inactivity in chronic stroke. METHODS: Fifteen subjects > 6 month post-stroke were randomized to three-month of UE function training (UE group), or to lower extremity function training (LE group)...
October 19, 2016: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Saied Jalal Aboodarda, Phillip A Page, David George Behm
BACKGROUND: Elastic resistance has been commonly used in the therapeutic and fitness setting; however, the ability of elastic resistance to overload and activate muscles has been questioned because of linear increase in elastic resistance as the device is elongated. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the available literature on muscle activation associated with isoinertial and elastic resistance exercises, and to provide a quantitative summary comparing the two resistance training modes...
September 20, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Naryana Cristina Mascarin, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Antonio Carlos da Silva, Marilia Dos Santos Andrade
CONTEXT: Imbalance in shoulder rotator muscles has been considered a risk factor for injuries in handball. Strength training programs (STP) may play an important preventive role. OBJECTIVE: To verify the effects of an STP by using elastic band on shoulder muscles and ball throwing speed. DESIGN: Randomized and prospective controlled trial. SETTING: Exercise Physiology Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty nine female handball players were randomly assigned to experimental (EG, n=21, 15...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Min-Hyeok Kang, Soo-Yong Kim, Myoung-Joo Kang, So-Hee Yoon, Jae-Seop Oh
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of isometric hip adduction and abduction on trunk muscle activity during plank exercises. [Subjects and Methods] Nineteen healthy male subjects were recruited for this study. All subjects performed the traditional plank exercise (TP), plank exercise with isometric hip adduction (PHAD), and plank exercise with isometric hip abduction (PHAB) by using an elastic band. Electromyographic (EMG) activities of the internal oblique (IO) and external oblique (EO) were measured during the 3 plank exercises by using an Electromyography system...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Michael A Lawrence, Daniel Leib, Stephanie J Ostrowski, Lara A Carlson
Unstable resistance exercises are typically performed to improve the ability of stabilizing muscles to maintain joint integrity under a load. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an unstable load (as provided by a flexible barbell and a load suspended by elastic bands) on the bar path, the primary musculature, and stabilizing musculature while bench pressing using nonlinear analyses. Fifteen resistance-trained males (age 24.2 ± 2.7 years, mass 84.1 ± 12.0 kg, height 1.77 ± 0.05 m, 9.9 ± 3...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Lin Yu Liao, Wei Sheng Chung, Kuei Min Chen
AIM: The aim of this study was to pilot test the effects of regular senior elastic band exercises on the generation of free radicals and antioxidant enzyme activities in older adults. BACKGROUND: Long-term regular exercises have positive health promotion outcomes. On the contrary, high-intensity, high-speed and short-term exercises in older adults may increase free radicals and cause chronic disease and ageing effect. DESIGN: A prospective randomized controlled pilot study...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Maxence Rivière, Loic Louit, Alasdair Strokosch, Laurent B Seitz
The purpose of this study was to examine the strength, velocity and power adaptations in youth rugby league players in response to a variable resistance training (VRT) or traditional free-weight resistance-training (TRAD) intervention.Sixteen elite youth players were assigned to a VRT or TRAD group and completed two weekly upper and lower-body strength and power sessions for 6 weeks. Training programs were identical except that the VRT group trained the bench press exercise with 20% of the prescribed load coming from elastic bands...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Dong Hyun Yoon, Dongheon Kang, Hee-Jae Kim, Jin-Soo Kim, Han Sol Song, Wook Song
AIM: The effectiveness of resistance training in improving cognitive function in older adults is well demonstrated. In particular, unconventional high-speed resistance training can improve muscle power development. In the present study, the effectiveness of 12 weeks of elastic band-based high-speed power training (HSPT) was examined. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned into a HSPT group (n = 14, age 75.0 ± 0.9 years), a low-speed strength training (LSST) group (n = 9, age 76...
July 10, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Tae-Woon Kim, Da-In An, Hye-Yun Lee, Ho-Young Jeong, Dong-Hyun Kim, Yun-Hee Sung
[Purpose] This study performed to investigate the effect of elastic band exercise program on the posture of subjects with rounded shoulder and forward head posture. [Subjects and Methods] The body length, forward shoulder angle, craniovertebral angle, and cranial rotation angle of participants (n=12) were measured before and after the exercise program. Furthermore, the thicknesses of the pectoralis major, rhomboid major, and upper trapezius were measured using an ultrasonographic imaging device. The exercises program was conducted with elastic bands, with 15 repetitions per set and 3 sets in total...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Barbara Schober-Halper, Marlene Hofmann, Stefan Oesen, Bernhard Franzke, Thomas Wolf, Eva-Maria Strasser, Norbert Bachl, Michael Quittan, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Barbara Wessner
BACKGROUND: Ageing, inactivity and obesity are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation contributing to a variety of lifestyle-related diseases. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a multimodal protein with various cellular functions ranging from tissue remodelling to the regulation of inflammation and immune functions. While it is generally accepted that aerobic exercise exerts beneficial effects on several aspects of immune functions, even in older adults, the effect of resistance training remains unclear...
2016: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
Michael S Rathleff, Thomas Bandholm, Kate A McGirr, Stine I Harring, Anders S Sørensen, Kristian Thorborg
QUESTION: Is the exercise-integrated Bandcizer™ system feasible for recording exercise dosage (time under tension (TUT) and repetitions) and pain scores among adolescents with patellofemoral pain? Do adolescents practise the exercises as prescribed (TUT and repetitions)? Do adolescents accurately report the exercises they do in an exercise diary? DESIGN: Observational feasibility study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty adolescents between 15 and 19 years of age with patellofemoral pain...
July 2016: Journal of Physiotherapy
Tomohiro Yasuda, Kazuya Fukumura, Takanobu Tomaru, Toshiaki Nakajima
We examined the effect of elastic band training with blood flow restriction (BFR) on thigh muscle size and vascular function in older women. Older women were divided into three groups: low-intensity elastic band BFR training (BFR-Tr, n = 10), middle- to high-intensity elastic band training (MH-Tr, n = 10), and no training (Ctrl, n = 10) groups. BFR-Tr and MH-Tr groups performed squat and knee extension exercises using elastic band, 2 days/week for 12 weeks. During BFR-Tr exercise session, subjects wore pressure cuffs around the most proximal region of both thighs...
June 7, 2016: Oncotarget
Jiewen Zheng, Congying Ha, Zhengbo Zhang
Ambulatory recording of physiological data will provide us deep insight into the physical condition of patients and athletes, and assessing treatment effects and training performances. This study presents a miniature wearable cardiopulmonary monitoring system called "Smart Chest Strap," which consists of an elastic band worn around the user's chest with integrated sensors, a physiological signals acquisition unit, and a mobile phone. The physiological signals including electrocardiogram, respiratory inductance plethysmograph, and accelerations (ACC) are sampled, digitalized, stored, and simultaneously transmitted to a mobile phone via Bluetooth...
May 13, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Meng-Chun Chen, Kuei-Min Chen, Chu-Lin Chang, Ya-Hui Chang, Yin-Yin Cheng, Hsin-Ting Huang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a 6-month Wheelchair-bound Senior Elastic Band (WSEB) exercise program on the activities of daily living (ADL) and functional fitness of wheelchair-bound older adults with cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Cluster randomized controlled trial was used. A convenience sample of 138 wheelchair-bound older adults with cognitive impairment were recruited from 8 nursing homes in southern Taiwan and were randomly assigned based on the nursing homes they lived to the experimental (4 nursing homes; n = 73) or the control group (4 nursing homes; n = 65)...
November 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Tae-Kyung Lee, So-Mi Park, Sae-Bom Yun, Ae-Ran Lee, Yun-Seob Lee, Min-Sik Yong
[Purpose] The present study investigated the effects of squat exercises with and without a variety of tools including a gym ball, wedge, and elastic band on the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis oblique muscles. [Subjects and Methods] A total of twenty healthy subjects with no history of neurological, musculoskeletal injury, or pain in the lower extremities were recruited. All subjects performed four types of exercise (conventional squat exercise, squat exercise with a gym ball, squat exercise with a wedge, squat exercise with an elastic band)...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Jolanta Dąbrowska, Magdalena Dąbrowska-Galas, Magdalena Rutkowska, Bogdan Adam Michalski
INTRODUCTION: The menopause transition is associated with decreased health functioning. About 80-90% of women experience mild to severe physical or physiological menopause-related complaints per year when approaching menopause. Physical activity may reduce some climacteric symptoms and improve the quality of life. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to investigate the influence of a 12-week training programme on the quality of life (QoL) in menopausal-aged women living in a rural area...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
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