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weight lifting and muscle

Sean McIntire, Lee Boujie, John Leasiolagi
Injuries involving rupture of the pectoralis major are relatively rare. When they do occur, it is mostly frequently in a young, athletic man. The most common cause is weight lifting that results in eccentric muscle contraction (muscle contraction against an overbearing force, leading to muscle lengthening)-specifically, the bench press. Other mechanisms for this injury include forceful abduction and external rotation of the arm. Injury can occur anywhere along the pectoralis major from its medial origin on the sternum and clavicle to its lateral tendinous insertion on the humerus...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Ilirijana Haxhibeqiri Karabdic, Fikret Veljovic, Slavenka Straus
INTRODUCTION: Most everyday activities, performed over a long period leads to performance degradation of skeletal muscles as well as spinal column which is reflected in the reduction of maximum force, reduction of the speed of response, reducing control of the movement etc. Although until now many mathematical models of muscles are developed, very small number takes into account the fatigue, and those models that take into account changes in the characteristics of muscles for extended activities, generally considered tiring under certain conditions...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Janet A Smereck, Argyro Papafilippaki, Sawali Sudarshan
Bench press exercise, which involves repetitive lifting of weights to full arm extension while lying supine on a narrow bench, has been associated with complications ranging in acuity from simple pectoral muscle strain, to aortic and coronary artery dissection. A 39-year-old man, physically fit and previously asymptomatic, presented with acute chest pain following bench press exercise. Diagnostic evaluation led to the discovery of critical multivessel coronary occlusive disease, and subsequently, highly elevated levels of lipoprotein (a)...
2016: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
Richard B Thompson, Joseph J Pagano, Kory W Mathewson, Ian Paterson, Jason R Dyck, Dalane W Kitzman, Mark J Haykowsky
The goals of the current study were to compare leg blood flow, oxygen extraction and oxygen uptake (VO2) after constant load sub-maximal unilateral knee extension (ULKE) exercise in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) compared to those with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Previously, it has been shown that prolonged whole body VO2 recovery kinetics are directly related to disease severity and all-cause mortality in HFrEF patients. To date, no study has simultaneously measured muscle-specific blood flow and oxygen extraction post exercise recovery kinetics in HFrEF or HFpEF patients; therefore it is unknown if muscle VO2 recovery kinetics, and more specifically, the recovery kinetics of blood flow and oxygen extraction at the level of the muscle, differ between HF phenotypes...
2016: PloS One
Jessy Lauer, Stéphane Vigier, Frédéric Delage, Alain Meudec, Jean-Michel Pollet, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Annie Rouard
OBJECTIVE: Aquatic shoulder exercises are widely implemented into rehabilitation programs to provide early muscle strengthening and improved joint mobility. However, since the drag - the force exerted by the water on the moving segments - is very hard to measure, an in-depth knowledge of internal joint load is lacking, which ultimately prevents healthcare professionals from understanding all clinical implications. For the first time, shoulder joint moment, work, and power were calculated through a novel, validated numerical approach coupling fluid flow simulations and inverse dynamics...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Yan-Feng Sun, Zhi-Peng Ren, Yue-Feng Wu, Fu-Min Lei, Robert Dudley, Dong-Ming Li
Limits to flight performance at high altitude potentially reflect variable constraints deriving from the simultaneous challenges of hypobaric, hypodense, and cold air. Differences in flight-related morphology and maximum lifting capacity have been well characterized for different hummingbird species across elevational gradients, but relevant within-species variation has not yet been identified in any bird species. Here we evaluate load-lifting capacity for Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus) populations at three different elevations in China, and correlate maximum lifted loads with relevant anatomical features including wing shape, wing size and heart and lung masses...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
Stephanie J Ostrowski, Lara A Carlson, Michael A Lawrence
Unstable resistance exercises are performed to increase activity of stabilizing muscles. The premise is that this increase in activity will yield greater strength gains than traditional resistance exercises. The purpose of this study was to determine if an unstable load increases muscle activity of stabilizing muscles during a bench press as compared to a standard bench press with a typical load. Fourteen resistance-trained males (age 24.2 ± 2.7 yr, mass 84.8 ± 12.0 kg, height 1.77 ± 0.05 m, weight lifting experience 9...
May 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Dawid Łochyński, Dominik Kaczmarek, Włodzimierz Mrówczyński, Wojciech Warchoł, Joanna Majerczak, Janusz Karasiński, Michał Korostyński, Jerzy A Zoladz, Jan Celichowski
Dynamic resistance training increases the force and speed of muscle contraction, but little is known about modifications to the contractile properties of the main physiological types of motor units (MUs) that contribute to these muscle adaptations. Although the contractile profile of MU muscle fibers is tightly coupled to myosin heavy chain (MyHC) protein expression, it is not well understood if MyHC transition is a prerequisite for modifications to the contractile characteristics of MUs. In this study, we examined MU contractile properties, the mRNA expression of MyHC, parvalbumin, and sarcoendoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) pump isoforms, as well as the MyHC protein content after 5 wk of volitional progressive weight-lifting training in the medial gastrocnemius muscle in rats...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Jaejin Hwang, Gregory G Knapik, Jonathan S Dufour, Thomas M Best, Safdar N Khan, Ehud Mendel, William S Marras
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical models have been developed to predict spinal loads in vivo to assess potential risk of injury in workplaces. Most models represent trunk muscles with straight-lines. Even though straight-line muscles behave reasonably well in simple exertions, they could be less reliable during complex dynamic exertions. A curved muscle representation was developed to overcome this issue. However, most curved muscle models have not been validated during dynamic exertions. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the fidelity of a curved muscle model during complex dynamic lifting tasks, and to investigate the changes in spine tissue loads...
August 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Wesley C Kephart, Petey W Mumford, Anna E McCloskey, A Maleah Holland, Joshua J Shake, C Brooks Mobley, Adam E Jagodinsky, Wendi H Weimar, Gretchen D Oliver, Kaelin C Young, Jordan R Moon, Michael D Roberts
BACKGROUND: Amino acid supplementation has been shown to potentially reduced exercise-induced muscle soreness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine if branched chain amino acid and carbohydrate (BCAACHO) versus carbohydrate-only sports drink (CHO) supplementation attenuated markers of muscle damage while preserving performance markers following 3 days of intense weight training. METHODS: Healthy resistance-trained males (n = 30) performed preliminary testing (T1) whereby they: 1) donated a baseline blood draw, 2) performed knee extensor dynamometry to obtain peak quadriceps isometric and isokinetic torque as well as electromyography (EMG) activity at 60°/s and 120°/s, and 3) performed a one repetition maximum (1RM) barbell back squat...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Boris Ullrich, Thiemo Pelzer, Sergio Oliveira, Mark Pfeiffer
Ullrich, B, Pelzer, T, Oliveira, S, and Pfeiffer, M. Neuromuscular responses to short-term resistance training with traditional and daily undulating periodization in adolescent elite judoka. J Strength Cond Res 30(8): 2083-2099, 2016-The influence of different periodization models on neuromuscular outcomes after short-term strength training periods has not been examined in adolescent athletes. Eleven elite judoka (age: 14.8 ± 0.6 years, height: 163.2 ± 7.5 cm, body mass: 57.3 ± 11.1 kg, 5 boys/6 girls, and strength training experience: 2...
August 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
James Richard Usherwood
Aerodynamically economical flight is steady and level. The high-amplitude flapping and bounding flight style of many small birds departs considerably from any aerodynamic or purely mechanical optimum. Further, many large birds adopt a flap-glide flight style in cruising flight which is not consistent with purely aerodynamic economy. Here, an account is made for such strategies by noting a well-described, general, physiological cost parameter of muscle: the cost of activation. Small birds, with brief downstrokes, experience disproportionately high costs due to muscle activation for power during contraction as opposed to work...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Marcelo Gava Pompermayer, Anelize Cini, Amanda Stortti Peruzzolo, Régis Radaelli, Clarissa Müller Brusco, Ronei Silveira Pinto
Load and range of motion (ROM) applied in resistance training (RT) affect the muscle damage magnitude and the recovery time-course. Since exercises performed with partial ROM allow a higher load compared to those with full ROM, this study investigated the acute effect of a traditional RT exercise using full ROM or partial ROM on muscle damage markers. Fourteen healthy men performed four sets of 10 concentric-eccentric repetitions of unilateral elbow flexion at the Scott bench. Arms were randomly assigned to partial ROM (50° to 100°) and full ROM (0° to 130°) conditions, and load was determined as 80% of one repetition maximum in full and partial ROM tests...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Ali Yavuz Karahan, Nilay Sahin, Akın Baskent
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a condition characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of different exercises programs in FBSS. METHODS: A Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial designed. One hundred participants with failed back surgery syndrome were randomly assigned to three different exercises groups (Isokinetic, Dynamic lumbar stabilization (DLS), and home exercises (HE) groups) and a control group...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Frank Behrendt, Marc H E de Lussanet, Karen Zentgraf, Volker R Zschorlich
Facilitation of the primary motor cortex (M1) during the mere observation of an action is highly congruent with the observed action itself. This congruency comprises several features of the executed action such as somatotopy and temporal coding. Studies using reach-grasp-lift paradigms showed that the muscle-specific facilitation of the observer's motor system reflects the degree of grip force exerted in an observed hand action. The weight judgment of a lifted object during action observation is an easy task which is the case for hand actions as well as for lifting boxes from the ground...
2016: PloS One
D Tosovic, C Than, J M M Brown
PURPOSE: Muscle fatigue has been identified as a risk factor for spontaneous muscle injuries in sport. However, few studies have investigated the accumulated effects of muscle fatigue on human muscle contractile properties. This study aimed to determine whether repeated bouts of exercise inducing acute fatigue leads to longer-term fatigue-related changes in muscle contractile properties. METHODS: Maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), electromyographic (EMG) and mechanomyographic (MMG) measures were recorded in the biceps brachii of 11 participants for 13 days, before and after a maximally fatiguing exercise protocol...
August 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Adam K Reynolds, Jeffrey C Nickel, Ying Liu, Danielle K Leeper, Kelsey M Riffel, Hongzeng Liu, Laura R Iwasaki
It is unknown if females and males use jaw muscles similarly during exercise. This pilot study assessed jaw elevator muscle duty factors (DFs=time of muscle activity/total recording time) at repeated sessions to test if DFs are reliable and different between sexes during exercises in two environments. Ten female and seven male subjects recruited from university soccer teams provided informed consent. Surface electromyography was recorded from masseter and temporalis muscles during biting and leg-extension laboratory exercises...
October 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Benedikt Schoser
In search for additional counter measures of muscle atrophy vibration exercise training may have substantial effort for patients with neuromuscular disorders. To cover safety aspects and obtain muscle morphology data, a pilot study was performed in eleven healthy men. Countermovement jump, squat jump, drop jump and one repetition maximum test (1RM) were performed on a force platform before and after a 6 week training period. No severe side effects were found. Repeated needle muscle biopsies of the vastus lateralis muscle revealed a selective pre- to post-training type-2 myofiber hypertrophy of up to 50 %...
December 2015: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
Colin Yl Woon, Kushal R Patel, Benjamin A Goldberg
Gluteal compartment syndrome (GCS) is a rare condition. We present a case of gluteal muscle strain with hematoma formation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superinfection, leading to acute GCS, rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury. This combination of diagnoses has not been reported in the literature. A 36-year-old Caucasian male presented with buttock pain, swelling and fever after lifting weights. Gluteal compartment pressure was markedly elevated compared with the contralateral side...
May 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
F Ghezelbash, A Shirazi-Adl, N Arjmand, Z El-Ouaaid, A Plamondon
Development of a subject-specific computational musculoskeletal trunk model (accounting for age, sex, body weight and body height), estimation of muscle forces and internal loads as well as subsequent validation by comparison with measured intradiscal pressure in various lifting tasks are novel, important and challenging. The objective of the present study is twofold. First, it aims to update and personalize the passive and active structures in an existing musculoskeletal kinematics-driven finite element model...
May 12, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
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