CALCULATING ANATOMICAL STRENGTH CURVES

  • Stanley Plagenhoef

Abstract

The anatomical strength curves for every joint in the human body have been calculated. This makes it possible to compare the relative strengths of muscle groups, both within a joint and between one joint and another. One can compare the flexor strength to the extensors of a selected joint, or compare knee extensor strength to shoulder flexion strength, or any combination desired. The percent contribution of each muscle, in a group having the same function, is given throughout the range of motion. This makes it possible to design exercise programs that use all the muscles of the body, or to develop a specific program for rehabilitation.
Published
2008-04-21
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics