RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAXIMUM TOE FLEXOR MUSCLE STRENGTH AND ANTHROPOMETRIC VARIABLES OF THE LOWER LIMB AND THE FOOT IN CALLEGIATE ATHLETES

Aya Miyamoto, Yukiko Takami, Toshio Yanagiya

Abstract


The purpose of present study was to indicate reference values of toe flexor strength (TFS), and its relation with anthropometric variables of the lower limb and the foot in collegiate athletes. Subjects were 68 male and 26 female of collegiate athletes. Subjects were measured maximum TFS in standing position. In addition, it were carried out anthropometric measurements. And muscle thicknesses were measured with a B-mode ultrasonic apparatus in triceps surae, tibialis anterior, abductor halluces, flexor hallucis brevis, flexor digitorurn brevis, and abductor digit minimi. TFS were in male and female collegiate athletes were 256.7f 55.8N and 207.3f 36.9, respectively. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis revealed that important factors to determine TFS were the muscle thickness of flexor hallucis brevis muscle and body weight.

Keywords


muscle thickness; determinant of TFS; flexor hallucis brevis muscle

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ISSN 1999-4168