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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426509/log-transformed-emg-amplitude-power-output-relationship-single-leg-knee-extensor-versus-single-leg-cycle-ergometry
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Eric B Noble, Joshua M Pilarski, Harshal K Vora, Jorge M Zuniga, Moh H Malek
Comparing and contrasting motor unit recruitment and activation for the same muscles for multiple versus single-joint exercise may provide a better understanding of neuromuscular fatigue. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to compare the slope and y-intercept terms for the three superficial quadriceps femoris (vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, and vastus medialis) muscles derived from the log-transformed EMG amplitude-power output relationship between the single-leg knee-extensor ergometry and the single-leg cycle ergometry...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424870/high-intensity-interval-training-does-not-impair-strength-gains-in-response-to-resistance-training-in-premenopausal-women
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Paulo Gentil, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Suedi Gonçalves Cardoso Filho, Cauê Vazquez La Scala Teixeira, James Steele, James Fisher, Juliana Alves Carneiro, Mário Hebling Campos
PURPOSE: To compare the increases in upper- and lower-body muscle strength in premenopausal women performing resistance training (RT) alone or alongside concurrent high-intensity interval training (CT). METHODS: Sixteen women (26-40 years) were randomly assigned into two groups that performed either RT or CT. Both groups performed the same RT program; however, CT performed additional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a bicycle ergometer before RT. The study lasted 8 weeks and the participants were tested for ten repetition maximum (10RM) load in elbow flexion (barbell biceps curl) and knee extension exercises pre- and post-intervention...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422559/the-influence-of-ambulatory-aid-on-lower-extremity-muscle-activation-during-gait
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Michael Sanders, Anton E Bowden, Spencer Baker, Ryan Jensen, McKenzie Nichols
CONTEXT: Foot and ankle injuries are common, and often require a non-weight bearing period of immobilization for the involved leg. This non-weight bearing period usually results in muscle atrophy for the involved leg. There is a dearth of objective data describing muscle activation for different ambulatory aids that are used during the aforementioned non-weight bearing period. OBJECTIVE: To compare activation amplitudes for four leg muscles during (1) able-bodied gait and (2) ambulation involving three different ambulatory aids that can be used during the acute phase of foot and ankle injury care...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421126/femoral-neck-strain-during-maximal-contraction-of-isolated-hip-spanning-muscle-groups
#4
Saulo Martelli
The aim of the study was to investigate femoral neck strain during maximal isometric contraction of the hip-spanning muscles. The musculoskeletal and the femur finite-element models from an elderly white woman were taken from earlier studies. The hip-spanning muscles were grouped by function in six hip-spanning muscle groups. The peak hip and knee moments in the model were matched to corresponding published measurements of the hip and knee moments during maximal isometric exercises about the hip and the knee in elderly participants...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416903/effects-of-strength-training-with-blood-flow-restriction-on-torque-muscle-activation-and-local-muscular-endurance-in-healthy-subjects
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Jbc Sousa, G R Neto, H H Santos, J P Araújo, H G Silva, M S Cirilo-Sousa
The present study aimed to analyse the effects of six weeks of strength training (ST), with and without blood flow restriction (BFR), on torque, muscle activation, and local muscular endurance (LME) of the knee extensors. Thirty-seven healthy young individuals were divided into four groups: high intensity (HI), low intensity with BFR (LI+BFR), high intensity and low intensity + BFR (COMB), and low intensity (LI). Torque, muscle activation and LME were evaluated before the test and at the 2(nd), 4(th) and 6(th) weeks after exercise...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411486/the-effect-of-age-and-knee-osteoarthritis-on-muscle-activation-patterns-and-knee-joint-biomechanics-during-dual-belt-treadmill-gait
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Derek Rutherford, Matthew Baker, Ivan Wong, William Stanish
PURPOSE: To compare a group of individuals with moderate medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) to both an age-matched asymptomatic group of older adults and younger adults to determine whether differences in knee joint muscle activation patterns and joint biomechanics exist during gait between these three groups. SCOPE: 20 young adults, 20 older adults, and 40 individuals with moderate knee OA were recruited. Using standardized procedures, surface electromyograms were recorded from the vastus lateralis and medialis, rectus femoris and the medial and lateral hamstrings...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409515/effects-of-stretching-and-fatigue-on-peak-torque-muscle-imbalance-and-stability
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Pablo B Costa, Cassio V Ruas, Cory M Smith
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the acute effects of hamstrings stretching and fatigue on knee extension and flexion peak torque (PT), hamstrings to quadriceps (H:Q) ratio, and postural stability. METHODS: Seventeen women (mean ± SD age = 21.8 ± 2.1 yrs; body mass = 63.0 ± 10.5 kg; height = 164.7 ± 6.2 cm) and eighteen men (25.8 ± 4.6 yrs; 83.6 ± 13.2 kg; 175.3 ± 6.0 cm) took part in three laboratory visits. The first visit was a familiarization session, and the subsequent two visits were randomly assigned as a control or stretching condition...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407317/reconstruction-of-quadriceps-function-with-composite-free-tissue-transfers-following-sarcoma-resection
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Kempland C Walley, Erin M Taylor, Megan Anderson, Santiago Lozano-Calderon, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Wide margin resection of a soft tissue sarcoma (STS) may require extensive removal of quadriceps muscle with or without the knee extensor mechanism. The objective of this study is to present present the use of a combined functional muscle transfer and soft tissue coverage through the use of chimeric anterolateral thigh flaps. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively reviewed who underwent deep STS resection of the anterior compartment of the thigh with functional reconstruction of knee extension using a contralateral free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401310/the-efficacy-of-periodised-resistance-training-on-neuromuscular-adaptation-in-older-adults
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Jenny A Conlon, Robert U Newton, James J Tufano, Luis E Peñailillo, Harry G Banyard, Amanda J Hopper, Ashley J Ridge, G Gregory Haff
PURPOSE: This study compared the effect of periodised versus non-periodised (NP) resistance training on neuromuscular adaptions in older adults. METHODS: Forty-one apparently healthy untrained older adults (female = 21, male = 20; 70.9 ± 5.1 years; 166.3 ± 8.2 cm; 72.9 ± 13.4 kg) were recruited and randomly stratified to an NP, block periodised (BP), or daily undulating periodised (DUP) training group. Outcome measures were assessed at baseline and following a 22-week resistance training intervention (3 day week(-1)), including: muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), vertical jump performance, isometric and isokinetic peak torque, isometric rate of force development (RFD), and muscle activation...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400662/early-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-can-save-meniscus-without-any-complications
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Chang-Ik Hur, Eun-Kyoo Song, Sung-Kyu Kim, Seung-Hun Lee, Jong-Keun Seon
BACKGROUND: Early ACL reconstruction, before retuning to activity eliminates recurrent episodes of instability and thereby decreases chances of meniscal and cartilage injury. However, there are no clear and uniform guidelines regarding the timing of ACL reconstruction or clarity in the definition of early and delayed reconstruction to reduce the complications after reconstruction in the ACL injured knee. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcome, stability, muscle power, and postural control after early and delayed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395183/interplay-between-body-stabilisation-and-quadriceps-muscle-activation-capacity
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
The study aimed to distinguish the effect of stabilisation and muscle activation on quadriceps maximal isometric voluntary contraction (MVC) torque generation. Nine subjects performed (a) an MVC with restrained leg and pelvis (Typical MVC), (b) a Typical MVC with handgrip (Handgrip MVC), (c) an MVC focusing on contracting the knee extensors only (Isolated knee extension MVC), and (d) an MVC with unrestrained leg and pelvis (Unrestrained MVC). Torque and activation capacity between conditions were compared with repeated measures ANOVA and dependent t-tests...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392324/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-timed-up-and-go-motor-test-for-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Peggy P K Chan, Joyce I F Si Tou, Mimi M Y Tse, Shamay S M Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the timed up and go (motor) test (TUGmotor) in terms of the number of steps taken and completion time with a chronic stroke population; (2) the relationship between stroke-specific impairments and the number of steps taken in the test and the completion time; (3) the minimal detectable change in TUGmotor times; and (4) the cut-off time which best discriminates the performance of people with stroke from that of healthy older adults...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389724/effectiveness-of-hip-external-rotator-strengthening-exercise-in-korean-postural-bowleg-women
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Seong Hoon Park, Jun Won Lee, Joo Hyun Kim, Kyoung Seok Tak, Byeong Ho Lee, In Suck Suh
Postural bowleg is a subclinical entity with both aesthetic and functional outcomes and appears to be common in East Asian countries. Internal rotation of the hip joint is associated with varus alignment at the knee joint of the bowleg. Strengthening exercise for the hip external rotator muscles seems to be effective in improving varus alignment of bowleg, but no standardized exercise program exists. A standardized active resistance strengthening exercise for hip external rotator muscles could improve varus alignment of the lower limb in bowlegged Korean women...
April 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388232/increasing-and-decreasing-pain-causes-acute-responses-of-strength-and-running-mechanics-in-patellofemoral-pain
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David M Bazett-Jones, Wendy Huddleston, Stephen Cobb, Kristian O'Connor, Jennifer E Earl-Boehm
CONTEXT:   Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is typically exacerbated by repetitive activities that load the patellofemoral joint, such as running. Understanding the mediating effects of changes in pain in individuals with PFP might inform injury progression, rehabilitation, or both. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the effects of changing pain on muscular strength and running biomechanics in those with PFP. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University research laboratory...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382550/sitting-position-affects-performance-in-cross-country-sit-skiing
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M Lund Ohlsson, M S Laaksonen
PURPOSE: In cross-country sit-skiing (XCSS), athletes with reduced trunk control predominantly sit with the knees higher than the hips (KH); a position often associated with large spinal flexion. Therefore, to improve spinal curvature a new sledge with frontal trunk support, where knees are lower than hips (KL) was created. It was hypothesized that the KL position would improve respiratory function and enhance performance in seated double-poling compared to KH. METHODS: Ten female able-bodied cross-country skiers (age 25...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373140/acute-quadriceps-tendon-rupture-repaired-by-suture-anchors-outcomes-at-7-years-follow-up-in-25-cases
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P Brossard, G Le Roux, B Vasse
INTRODUCTION: Acute quadriceps tendon rupture is rare. The gold-standard repair technique is transosseous patellar suture. Biomechanical studies have validated the use of anchors as an alternative. The present study sought to report long-term clinical and radiological results in a series of acute quadriceps tendon rupture repaired with anchors. The study hypothesis was that results are comparable to those of the gold-standard technique. METHODS: A retrospective continuous study included 25 knees with acute quadriceps tendon rupture, operated on by a single surgeon between 2007 and 2013: 22 patients; 17 male, 5 female; mean age, 64 years (range, 52-87 years)...
March 31, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369104/can-activities-of-daily-living-contribute-to-emg-normalization-for-gait-analysis
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Aseel Ghazwan, Sarah M Forrest, Cathy A Holt, Gemma M Whatling
This study aims to examine alternative methods of normalization that effectively reflect muscle activity as compared to Maximal Voluntary Contraction (MVC). EMG data recorded from knee flexion-extension muscles in 10 control subjects during the stance phase of the gait cycle were examined by adopting different approaches of normalization: MVC, Mean and Peak Dynamic during gait cycles, (MDM and PDM, respectively), Peak Dynamic during activities of daily living (ADLs), (*PDM), and a combination of ADLs and MVC(**PDM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367121/experimental-validation-of-motor-primitive-based-control-for-leg-exoskeletons-during-continuous-multi-locomotion-tasks
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Virginia Ruiz Garate, Andrea Parri, Tingfang Yan, Marko Munih, Raffaele Molino Lova, Nicola Vitiello, Renaud Ronsse
An emerging approach to design locomotion assistive devices deals with reproducing desirable biological principles of human locomotion. In this paper, we present a bio-inspired controller for locomotion assistive devices based on the concept of motor primitives. The weighted combination of artificial primitives results in a set of virtual muscle stimulations. These stimulations then activate a virtual musculoskeletal model producing reference assistive torque profiles for different locomotion tasks (i.e., walking, ascending stairs, and descending stairs)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364615/strength-and-endurance-training-reduces-the-loss-of-eccentric-hamstring-torque-observed-after-soccer-specific-fatigue
#19
Martyn J Matthews, Kate Heron, Stefanie Todd, Andrew Tomlinson, Paul Jones, Anne Delextrat, Daniel D Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of two hamstring training protocols on eccentric peak torque before and after soccer specific fatigue. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two university male soccer players. DESIGN: Isokinetic strength tests were performed at 60°/s pre and post fatigue, before and after 2 different training interventions. A 45-min soccer specific fatigue modified BEAST protocol (M-BEAST) was used to induce fatigue. Players were randomly assigned to a 4 week hamstrings conditioning intervention with either a maximum strength (STR) or a muscle endurance (END) emphasis...
February 2, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350716/movement-strategies-among-groups-of-chronic-ankle-instability-coper-and-control
#20
S Jun Son, Hyunsoo Kim, Mattew K Seeley, J Ty Hopkins
INTRODUCTION: Comprehensive evaluation of movement strategies during functional movement is a difficult undertaking. Because of this challenge, studied movements have been over simplified. Furthermore, evaluating movement strategies at only a discrete time point(s) provide limited insight into how movement strategies may change or adapt in chronic ankle instability (CAI) patients. This study aimed to identify abnormal movement strategies in individuals with a history of ankle sprain injury during a sports maneuver compared to healthy controls...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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