ISOKINETIC ANALYSIS OF HAMSTRINGS AND QUADRICEPS MUSCLES IN THE MALE AND FEMALE TAEKWONDO BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM

  • Luciana De Michelis Mendonça
  • Natália Franco Neto Bittencourt
  • Cristiano Queiroz Guimarães
  • Anderson Aurélio da Silva
  • Sérgio Teixeira da Fonseca
Keywords: knee, athletes, isokinetic assessment

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the ratio and peak torque of hamstring and quadriceps of knee joint in male and female athletes of the Taekwondo Brazilian National Team. Six women and six men had been evaluated. The Isokinetic Dynamometer Biodex 3 System Pro® was used to assess hamstring/quadriceps (H/Q) ratio at 60o/s and 300o/s. All athletes presented the H/Q ratio below 60% at 60 o/s and below 75% at 300o/s. The dominant limb had the lowest values of ratio H/Q and flexor peak torque compared with the non-dominant limb at both speeds.
Published
2007-12-12