SHORT RANGE OF MOTION ISOKINETIC EXERCISE: REHABILITATION IMPLICATIONS

  • Varon Barak
  • Moshe Ayalon
  • Zeevi Dvir
Keywords: specificity of training, comparative study

Abstract

The study explored transferability of short ROM isokinetic conditioning inside and outside the trained ROM. 55 women were randomly assigned to 4 groups: 1 & 2 trained concentrically at 30 & 900 /s respectively, 3 & 4 trained similarly but eccentrically. All groups trained within 30-600 of knee flexion, 4*10 rep, 3 * week * 6 weeks. Isokinetic work output (Wisk) was assessed pre and post training within 3 ROM's: 85-600 (R1), 60-300 (R2), and 30-5°(R3). Isometric peak moment (PM) and rate of force development (RFD) were evaluated at 10°, 450 and 800 Significant increases in Wisk (R1 and R2), isometric PM (all 3 angles) and RFD (450 ) was exposed. These findings point to potential rehabilitation benefits, leaning on initiating strength training prior to regaining full ROM.
Published
2008-03-25
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities