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In our study, significant improvements in quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength due to isokinetic exercises led to the improvements in BBS.
Our study showed that isokinetic exercises improved proprioception and balance at the same time.
The carryover effects may be attractive to strength training and conditioning professionals seeking to include isokinetic exercises into a resistance training program.
Following the setup procedures, isokinetic exercise was performed through an angular range of motion of 90 degrees.
Comparable decreases in MVC, Pd and activation level have previously been found after a similar isokinetic exercise (Zory et al., 2010).
(1994) Measurement of directional force and power during human submaximal and maximal isokinetic exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology 68, 177-181.
The main feature of isokinetic exercise is that the resistance of the device precisely matches the movement speed applied by the individual so that velocity of movement stays constant.
Thus it is possible that the time course of recovery be different for lower limb muscles submitted to injury inducing models that use maximal eccentric isokinetic exercise with a low angular speed, firstly because of the function of these muscles in supporting body weight and secondly, because it appears that the pattern of recruiting motor units depends on the speed of movement (Ewing et al., 1990).
This program consisted of curls, free weights and isokinetic exercises using a Cybex 340.
In this study, which involved 60[degrees]/s and 180[degrees]/s isokinetic exercises controlled by a dynamometer, the biceps brachii muscle demonstrated a higher motor unit potential at weeks 2 and 6, whereas the brachioradialis muscle showed the highest potential at week 2.