BODY POSITION CHANGES ALTER JOINT MUSCULAR FUNCTION
Findley, B. W., Brown, L. E., & Whitehurst, M. (2003). The effect of position on knee acceleration during an isokinetic fatiguability test in females. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 1506.
Females (N = 10) performed 50 repetitions of isokinetic knee extension/flexion at 180 deg/sec exercise while in a seated, supine, and prone position. Tests were three to five days apart.
Each position produced different acceleration patterns. Consequently, when testing or rehabilitating, the position of the S is important for determining desirable exercise effects.
Implication. The postural position of a test will determine joint performance characteristics although the joint action appears to be similar.
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