GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN QUADRICEPS MVIC AND HAMSTRING TO QUADRICEPS RATIO
Keywords:ACL, injury prevention, gender
AbstractNo previous research has evaluated the relationship between degree of Q activation and its’ effect on H:Q ratio, despite the fact that Q dominance and low H:Q ratios are thought to increase the risk of H and ACL injury (Baratta et al., 1988; Hewitt et al., 2001). Compared to males, females may be at greater risk, due to higher Q co-activation (Colliander and Tesch, 1989; White et al., 2003). The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender differences in the relationship between Q activation and it’s effect on H:Q ratios.