Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2005) 04, 263 - 271

Research article
Effects of Functional Electric Stimulation Cycle Ergometry Training on Lower Limb Musculature in Acute Sci Individuals
Timothy J. Demchak1, , Jon K. Linderman2, W. Jerry Mysiw3, Rebecca Jackson4, Jihong Suun4, Steven T. Devor5
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1 Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
2 University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA
3 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
4 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
5 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Timothy J. Demchak
✉ Department of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1210, USA.
Publish Date
Received: 08-04-2005
Accepted: 15-06-2005
Published (online): 01-09-2005
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The purpose of this study was to compare three different intervals for a between sets rest period during a common isokinetic knee extension strength-testing protocol of twenty older Brazilian men (66.30 ± 3.92 yrs). The volunteers underwent unilateral knee extension (Biodex System 3) testing to determine their individual isokinetic peak torque at 60, 90, and 120° ·s-1. The contraction speeds and the rest periods between sets (30, 60 and 90 s) were randomly performed in three different days with a minimum rest period of 48 hours. Significant differences between and within sets were analyzed using a One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures. Although, at angular velocity of 60°·s-1 produced a higher peak torque, there were no significant differences in peak torque among any of the rest periods. Likewise, there were no significant differences between mean peak torque among all resting periods (30, 60 and 90s) at angular velocities of 90 and 120°·s-1. The results showed that during a common isokinetic strength testing protocol a between set rest period of at least 30 s is sufficient for recovery before the next test set in older men.

Key words: Aging, muscle strength, muscle fatigue, isokinetic test

           Key Points
  • Muscle fiber cross sectional area (CSA ) decreased 38% following spinal cord injury (SCI).
  • Early intervention with functional electric stimulation cycle ergometry (FES-CE) prevented further loss of CSA in SCI patients and increased power output.
  • Muscle myosin heavy chain (MHC) and myonuclear density were unaffected by SCI or FES-CE
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