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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645314/neuromuscular-function-during-knee-extension-exercise-after-cold-water-immersion
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Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto, Yutaka Tochihara
BACKGROUND: Human adaptability to cold environment has been focused on in the physiological anthropology and related research area. Concerning the human acclimatization process in the natural climate, it is necessary to conduct a research assessing comprehensive effect of cold environment and physical activities in cold. This study investigated the effect of cold water immersion on the exercise performance and neuromuscular function during maximal and submaximal isometric knee extension...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644193/heel-raised-foot-posture-do-not-affect-trunk-and-lower-extremity-biomechanics-during-a-barbell-back-squat-in-recreational-weightlifters
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Szu-Ping Lee, Carrie Gillis, Javier J Ibarra, Derek Oldroyd, Ryan Zane
It is claimed that weightlifting shoes with a raised heel may lead to a more upright trunk posture, and thus reduce the risk of back injuries during a barbell back squat. These proclaimed biomechanical effects have not been thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk and lower extremity biomechanics during barbell back squats in 3 foot postures.14 recreational weightlifters (7 male and 7 female) between the ages of 18-50 performed barbell back squats in 3 conditions (barefoot on a flat surface, barefoot on a heel-raised platform, and wearing heel-raised weightlifting shoes) at 80% of their 1-RM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640896/beneficial-effects-of-a-gait-used-while-wearing-a-kimono-to-decrease-the-knee-adduction-moment-in-healthy-adults
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Susumu Ota, Yukari Ogawa, Hiroki Ota, Tomoya Fujiwara, Tadashi Sugiyama, Akira Ochi
The knee adduction moment (KAM) relates to medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Several gait modifications to reduce the KAM for the prevention of knee OA have been studied. Most of the modifications, however, involve voluntary changes in leg alignment. Here we investigated the biomechanical effects for reducing the KAM of a walking style with a small trunk rotation and arm swing gait, which is a natural walking style used while wearing a kimono (Nanba walk) that shifts the ground reaction force toward the stance leg (reduced lever arm)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639152/influence-of-muscle-groups-activation-on-proximal-femoral-growth-tendency
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Priti Yadav, Sandra J Shefelbine, Eva Pontén, Elena M Gutierrez-Farewik
Muscle and joint contact force influence stresses at the proximal growth plate of the femur and thus bone growth, affecting the neck shaft angle (NSA) and femoral anteversion (FA). This study aims to illustrate how different muscle groups' activation during gait affects NSA and FA development in able-bodied children. Subject-specific femur models were developed for three able-bodied children (ages 6, 7, and 11 years) using magnetic resonance images. Contributions of different muscle groups-hip flexors, hip extensors, hip adductors, hip abductors, and knee extensors-to overall hip contact force were computed...
June 22, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632046/targeting-associated-mechanisms-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-community-level-athletes
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Jonathan M D Staynor, Joanna C Nicholas, Gillian Weir, Jacqueline A Alderson, Cyril J Donnelly
This study aims to determine if biomechanically informed injury prevention training can reduce associated factors of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk among a general female athletic population. Female community-level team sport athletes, split into intervention (n = 8) and comparison groups (n = 10), completed a sidestepping movement assessment prior to and following a 9-week training period, in which kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular data were collected. The intervention group completed a biomechanically informed training protocol, consisting of plyometric, resistance and balance exercises, adjunct to normal training, for 15-20 min twice a week...
February 24, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630577/effects-of-high-velocity-elastic-band-versus-heavy-resistance-training-on-hamstring-strength-activation-and-sprint-running-performance
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Donatas Janusevicius, Audrius Snieckus, Albertas Skurvydas, Viktoras Silinskas, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Sigitas Kamandulis
Hamstring muscle injuries occur during high-speed activities, which suggests that muscular strength at high velocities may be more important than maximal strength. This study examined hamstring adaptations to training for maximal strength and for strength at high velocities. Physically active men (n = 25; age, 23.0 ± 3.2 years) were randomly divided into: (1) a resistance training (RT, n = 8) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions; (2) a resistance training concentric (RTC; n = 9) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-only hamstring contractions; and (3) a high-velocity elastic band training (HVT, n = 8) group, which performed low-load, high-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628348/relation-between-peak-knee-flexion-angle-and-knee-ankle-kinetics-in-single-leg-jump-landing-from-running-a-pilot-study-on-male-handball-players-to-prevent-acl-injury
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Mariam A Ameer, Qassim I Muaidi
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between knee kinematics and knee-ankle kinetics during the landing phase of single leg jumping has been widely studied to identify proper strategies for preventing non-contact ACL injury. However, there is a lack of study on knee-ankle kinetics at peak knee flexion angle during jumping from running. Hence, the purpose of this study is to establish the relationship between peak knee flexion angle, knee extension moment, ankle plantar flexion moment and ground reaction force in handball players in order to protect ACL from excessive stress during single leg jumping...
June 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623895/effects-of-home-based-exercise-on-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-randomized-pilot-and-feasibility-trial
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Koji Hiraki, Yugo Shibagaki, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Chiharu Hotta, Akiko Wakamiya, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takashi Yasuda, Kenjiro Kimura
BACKGROUND: Only a few research is available on the effects of home-based exercise training on pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the effect of home-based exercise therapy on kidney function and arm and leg muscle strength in pre-dialysis CKD patients. METHODS: Thirty-six male stage 3-4 pre-dialysis CKD patients (age, 68.7 ± 6.8 years; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), 39.0 ± 11.6 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) who were being treated as outpatients were included...
June 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620941/endothelial-mechanotransduction-proteins-and-vascular-function-are-altered-by-dietary-sucrose-supplementation-in-healthy-young-male-subjects
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Lasse Gliemann, Nicolai Rytter, Mads Lindskrog, Martina H Lundberg Slingsby, Thorbjörn Åkerström, Lykke Sylow, Erik A Richter, Ylva Hellsten
Endothelial mechanotransduction is important for vascular function but alterations and activation of vascular mechanosensory proteins have not been investigated in humans. In endothelial cell culture, simple sugars effectively impair mechanosensor proteins. To study mechanosensor- and vascular function in humans, twelve young healthy male subjects supplemented their diet with 3 × 75 g sucrose day(-1) for 14 days in a randomized cross-over design. Before and after the intervention period, the hyperemic response to passive lower leg movement and active knee extensor exercise was determined by ultrasound doppler...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620311/physiological-adaptations-to-hypoxic-vs-normoxic-training-during-intermittent-living-high
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Stefan De Smet, Paul van Herpt, Gommaar D'Hulst, Ruud Van Thienen, Marc Van Leemputte, Peter Hespel
In the setting of "living high," it is unclear whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) should be performed "low" or "high" to stimulate muscular and performance adaptations. Therefore, 10 physically active males participated in a 5-week "live high-train low or high" program (TR), whilst eight subjects were not engaged in any altitude or training intervention (CON). Five days per week (~15.5 h per day), TR was exposed to normobaric hypoxia simulating progressively increasing altitude of ~2,000-3,250 m...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608254/determinants-of-physical-functioning-in-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Hakan Nur, Bilge Saruhan Sertkaya, Tiraje Tuncer
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is an important health problem with its high prevalence and association with pain and functional disability in physical tasks and activities especially in women. AIMS: To explore the impacts of widely seen demographic, pathological, psychological, and impairment factors on physical functioning in women with knee OA using the performance-based and self-reported measures. METHODS: One hundred and ten women with knee OA participated in this study...
June 12, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598910/power-training-induced-increases-in-muscle-activation-during-gait-in-old-adults
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Chantal M I Beijersbergen, Urs Granacher, Martijn Gäbler, Paul DeVita, Tibor Hortobágyi
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Aging modifies neuromuscular activation of agonist and antagonist muscles during walking. Power training can evoke adaptations in neuromuscular activation that underlie gains in muscle strength and power but it is unknown if these adaptations transfer to dynamic tasks such as walking. We examined the effects of lower extremity power training on neuromuscular activation during level gait in old adults. METHODS: Twelve community dwelling old adults (age ≥ 65 years) completed a 10-week lower extremity power-training program and thirteen old adults completed a 10-week control period...
June 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593090/dynamic-hip-adduction-abduction-and-abdominal-exercises-from-the-holmich-groin-injury-prevention-program-are-intense-enough-to-be-considered-strengthening-exercises-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kasper Krommes, Thomas Bandholm, Markus D Jakobsen, Lars L Andersen, Andreas Serner, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg
BACKGROUND: Training intensity is an important variable in strength training and above 80% of one repetition maximum is recommended for promoting strength for athletes. Four dynamic and two isometric on-field exercises are included in the Hölmich groin-injury prevention study that initially failed to show a reduction in groin injuries in soccer players. It has been speculated that exercise-intensity in this groin-injury prevention program was too low to induce the strength gains necessary to protect against groin-related injuries...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592458/localized-and-systemic-variations-in-central-motor-drive-at-different-local-skin-and-muscle-temperatures
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Alex Lloyd, Lewis Picton, Margherita Raccuglia, Simon Hodder, George Havenith
This study investigated the ability to sustain quadriceps central motor drive while subjected to localized heat and metaboreceptive feedback from the contralateral leg. Eight active males each completed two counter-balanced trials, in which muscle temperature (Tm) of a single-leg (TEMP-LEG) was altered to 29.4 (COOL) or 37.6°C (WARM), while the contralateral leg (CL-LEG) remained thermoneutral; 35.3 and 35.2°C Tm in COOL and WARM respectively. To activate metaboreceptive feedback, participants first performed one 120-s isometric maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the knee extensors in the TEMP-LEG, immediately followed by post-exercise muscle ischemia (PEMI) via femoral blood flow occlusion...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589390/-unloading-with-insoles-orthotics-and-braces-pre-operative-leg-axis-correction-or-independent-treatment
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M Kess, C Stärke, P Henle
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading joint disease. In most of the early stages it does not involve the whole knee joint. Often, symptoms only or mainly concern the medial compartment combined with a slight varus malalignment. OBJECTIVES: Do valgus braces or laterally wedged insoles influence biomechanics and thus improve pain and function in patients with medial OA? Does the OA grade, severity of malalignment or patient's body weight predict the efficacy of the above-mentioned conservative treatment options? MATERIALS AND METHODS: The current literature was reviewed in regard to biomechanical changes to joint loading and their correlation to clinical results...
June 6, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587934/ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-normal-walking-following-ankle-plantarflexor-fatigue
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Michael A Hunt, Gillian L Hatfield
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of unilateral ankle plantarflexor fatigue on bilateral knee and ankle biomechanics during gait. Lower leg kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation were assessed before and after an ankle plantarflexor fatiguing protocol in 31 healthy individuals. Fatigue (defined as >10% reduction in maximal isometric ankle plantarflexor torque production and a downward shift in the median power frequency of both heads of the gastrocnemius muscle of the fatigued limb) was achieved in 18 individuals, and only their data were used for analysis purposes...
August 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580400/replacement-of-daily-load-attenuates-but-does-not-prevent-changes-to-the-musculoskeletal-system-during-bed-rest
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Peter R Cavanagh, Andrea J Rice, Sara C Novotny, Kerim O Genc, Ricki K Englehaupt, Tammy M Owings, Bryan Comstock, Tamre Cardoso, Hakan Ilaslan, Scott M Smith, Angelo A Licata
The dose-response effects of exercise in reduced gravity on musculoskeletal health have not been well documented. It is not known whether or not individualized exercise prescriptions can be effective in preventing the substantial loss in bone mineral density and muscle function that have been observed in space flight and in bed rest. In this study, typical daily loads to the lower extremities were quantified in free-living subjects who were then randomly assigned to control or exercise groups. Subjects were confined to 6-degree head-down bed rest for 84 days...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579089/muscle-strength-and-force-development-in-high-and-low-functioning-elderly-men-influence-of-muscular-and-neural-factors
#18
Charlotte H Pion, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Félix St-Jean-Pelletier, Stéphanie Chevalier, Pierrette Gaudreau, Gilles Gouspillou, José A Morais, Marc Bélanger, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
BACKGROUND: Aging leads to a loss of muscle strength and functional capacity likely resulting from a combination of neural and muscle alterations. The aim of this study was to identify possible disparities in muscle strength and force development profiles in high- and low-functioning elderly men and to investigate muscular and neurophysiological factors that could explain the differences. METHODS: Sixty community-dwelling men in good general health were divided in two groups based on a functional capacity (FC) z-score derived from 6 tests of the Short Physical Performance Battery and Senior Fitness Test (Normal and fast 4m-walk tests, normal and fast Timed-up and go, chair and stair tests)...
June 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574601/explosive-and-maximal-strength-before-and-6-months-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-explosive-strength-before-and-after-tha
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Bernd Friesenbichler, Nicola C Casartelli, Vanessa Wellauer, Julia F Item-Glatthorn, Stephen J Ferguson, Michael Leunig, Nicola A Maffiuletti
Patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis experience impairments in lower limb muscle function due to pain and disuse of the affected limb. The influence of hip osteoarthritis and subsequent total hip arthroplasty (THA) has mostly been evaluated by maximal strength tests, yet the functionally important explosive strength capabilities of hip and knee muscles are largely unknown. We aimed to evaluate hip and knee explosive and maximal strength in hip osteoarthritis patients before and after THA. 21 patients with unilateral hip osteoarthritis were evaluated before and 6 months after THA...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573973/knee-flexion-with-quadriceps-cocontraction-a-new-therapeutic-exercise-for-the-early-stage-of-acl-rehabilitation
#20
Andrea Biscarini, Samuele Contemori, Daniele Busti, Fabio M Botti, Vito E Pettorossi
Quadriceps strengthening exercises designed for the early phase of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation should limit the anterior tibial translation developed by quadriceps contraction near full knee extension, in order to avoid excessive strain on the healing tissue. We hypothesize that knee-flexion exercises with simultaneous voluntary contraction of quadriceps (voluntary quadriceps cocontraction) can yield considerable levels of quadriceps activation while preventing the tibia from translating forward relative to the femur...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
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