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36) Clark et al (37) therefore submitted that the sex difference observed during isometric contraction was not influenced by torso length, as there was no significant relationship between torso length and endurance time.
In addition to measurements of biomechanical parameters, thermal isometric contraction is a well-known method for the characterization of the stability of collagen.
Abbreviations: 6MWT = 6-minute walk test, DGI = Dynamic Gait Index, FCWS = fastest comfortable walking speed, FMA = Fugl-Meyer Assessment, KE = knee extensor, MVIC = maximum voluntary isometric contraction, PF = plantar flexor, POWER = Poststroke Optimization of Walking using Explosive Resistance, SSWS = self-selected walking speed, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
2004) The influence of vibration on muscle activation and rate of force development during maximal isometric contractions.
EMG signals were recorded as participants carried out isometric contractions with their upper trapezius muscle.
McMeeken et al (2004) used an abdominal hollowing task that may allow more shortening of transversus abdominis than the isometric contraction used by Hodges et al (2003).
Traditional manual muscle testing requires an isometric contraction.
Each participant performed a KE muscle endurance task consisting of an isometric contraction held at 80% of their maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) on the KinCom dynamometer.
Fast-twitch muscle fibers can be recruited while performing an isometric contraction {where there is no movement at all).
1925) Length of muscle, and the heat and tension developed in an isometric contraction.