Muscular contractions characterized by increase in tension without change in length.
A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.
A state arrived at through prolonged and strong contraction of a muscle. Studies in athletes during prolonged submaximal exercise have shown that muscle fatigue increases in almost direct proportion to the rate of muscle glycogen depletion. Muscle fatigue in short-term maximal exercise is associated with oxygen lack and an increased level of blood and muscle lactic acid, and an accompanying increase in hydrogen-ion concentration in the exercised muscle.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Muscle contraction with negligible change in the force of contraction but shortening of the distance between the origin and insertion.
The rotational force about an axis that is equal to the product of a force times the distance from the axis where the force is applied.
Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.
The spread of response if stimulation is prolonged. (Campbell's Psychiatric Dictionary, 8th ed.)
Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
Large, multinucleate single cells, either cylindrical or prismatic in shape, that form the basic unit of SKELETAL MUSCLE. They consist of MYOFIBRILS enclosed within and attached to the SARCOLEMMA. They are derived from the fusion of skeletal myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, SKELETAL) into a syncytium, followed by differentiation.
A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
The amount of force generated by MUSCLE CONTRACTION. Muscle strength can be measured during isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic contraction, either manually or using a device such as a MUSCLE STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER.
Contraction of the UTERINE MUSCLE.
The repeating contractile units of the MYOFIBRIL, delimited by Z bands along its length.
Processes and properties of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
That phase of a muscle twitch during which a muscle returns to a resting position.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
The time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination because of exhaustion.
Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A diverse superfamily of proteins that function as translocating proteins. They share the common characteristics of being able to bind ACTINS and hydrolyze MgATP. Myosins generally consist of heavy chains which are involved in locomotion, and light chains which are involved in regulation. Within the structure of myosin heavy chain are three domains: the head, the neck and the tail. The head region of the heavy chain contains the actin binding domain and MgATPase domain which provides energy for locomotion. The neck region is involved in binding the light-chains. The tail region provides the anchoring point that maintains the position of the heavy chain. The superfamily of myosins is organized into structural classes based upon the type and arrangement of the subunits they contain.
A powerful flexor of the thigh at the hip joint (psoas major) and a weak flexor of the trunk and lumbar spinal column (psoas minor). Psoas is derived from the Greek "psoa", the plural meaning "muscles of the loin". It is a common site of infection manifesting as abscess (PSOAS ABSCESS). The psoas muscles and their fibers are also used frequently in experiments in muscle physiology.
Voluntary activity without external compulsion.
The quadriceps femoris. A collective name of the four-headed skeletal muscle of the thigh, comprised of the rectus femoris, vastus intermedius, vastus lateralis, and vastus medialis.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Conical muscular projections from the walls of the cardiac ventricles, attached to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves by the chordae tendineae.
Expenditure of energy during PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Intensity of exertion may be measured by rate of OXYGEN CONSUMPTION; HEAT produced, or HEART RATE. Perceived exertion, a psychological measure of exertion, is included.
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
A species of the family Ranidae occurring in a wide variety of habitats from within the Arctic Circle to South Africa, Australia, etc.
The physiological narrowing of BLOOD VESSELS by contraction of the VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
The joint that is formed by the inferior articular and malleolar articular surfaces of the TIBIA; the malleolar articular surface of the FIBULA; and the medial malleolar, lateral malleolar, and superior surfaces of the TALUS.
The recording of muscular movements. The apparatus is called a myograph, the record or tracing, a myogram. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
An endogenous substance found mainly in skeletal muscle of vertebrates. It has been tried in the treatment of cardiac disorders and has been added to cardioplegic solutions. (Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1996)
The portion of the leg in humans and other animals found between the HIP and KNEE.
A purely physical condition which exists within any material because of strain or deformation by external forces or by non-uniform thermal expansion; expressed quantitatively in units of force per unit area.
Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.
Skeletal muscle structures that function as the MECHANORECEPTORS responsible for the stretch or myotactic reflex (REFLEX, STRETCH). They are composed of a bundle of encapsulated SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS, i.e., the intrafusal fibers (nuclear bag 1 fibers, nuclear bag 2 fibers, and nuclear chain fibers) innervated by SENSORY NEURONS.
An edible species of the family Ranidae, occurring in Europe and used extensively in biomedical research. Commonly referred to as "edible frog".
The long cylindrical contractile organelles of STRIATED MUSCLE cells composed of ACTIN FILAMENTS; MYOSIN filaments; and other proteins organized in arrays of repeating units called SARCOMERES .
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
The nonstriated involuntary muscle tissue of blood vessels.
The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
An alpha-1 adrenergic agonist used as a mydriatic, nasal decongestant, and cardiotonic agent.
The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.
A device that measures MUSCLE STRENGTH during muscle contraction, such as gripping, pushing, and pulling. It is used to evaluate the health status of muscle in sports medicine or physical therapy.
Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.
A white crystal or crystalline powder used in BUFFERS; FERTILIZERS; and EXPLOSIVES. It can be used to replenish ELECTROLYTES and restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE in treating HYPOKALEMIA.
Fibrous bands or cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE at the ends of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that serve to attach the MUSCLES to bones and other structures.
An order of the class Amphibia, which includes several families of frogs and toads. They are characterized by well developed hind limbs adapted for jumping, fused head and trunk and webbed toes. The term "toad" is ambiguous and is properly applied only to the family Bufonidae.
The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
An adenine nucleotide containing three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety. In addition to its crucial roles in metabolism adenosine triphosphate is a neurotransmitter.
Area of the FRONTAL LOBE concerned with primary motor control located in the dorsal PRECENTRAL GYRUS immediately anterior to the central sulcus. It is comprised of three areas: the primary motor cortex located on the anterior paracentral lobule on the medial surface of the brain; the premotor cortex located anterior to the primary motor cortex; and the supplementary motor area located on the midline surface of the hemisphere anterior to the primary motor cortex.
Part of the arm in humans and primates extending from the ELBOW to the WRIST.
Force exerted when gripping or grasping.
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.
A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.
A hinge joint connecting the FOREARM to the ARM.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.
Reflex contraction of a muscle in response to stretching, which stimulates muscle proprioceptors.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
A nerve originating in the lumbar spinal cord (usually L2 to L4) and traveling through the lumbar plexus to provide motor innervation to extensors of the thigh and sensory innervation to parts of the thigh, lower leg, and foot, and to the hip and knee joints.
Drugs used to cause constriction of the blood vessels.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.
The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.
The smaller subunits of MYOSINS that bind near the head groups of MYOSIN HEAVY CHAINS. The myosin light chains have a molecular weight of about 20 KDa and there are usually one essential and one regulatory pair of light chains associated with each heavy chain. Many myosin light chains that bind calcium are considered "calmodulin-like" proteins.
Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.
The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.
A masticatory muscle whose action is closing the jaws.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
A mechanism of communicating one's own sensory system information about a task, movement or skill.
Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
An adrenergic-beta-2 antagonist that has been used for cardiac arrhythmia, angina pectoris, hypertension, glaucoma, and as an antithrombotic.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
A technique that involves the use of electrical coils on the head to generate a brief magnetic field which reaches the CEREBRAL CORTEX. It is coupled with ELECTROMYOGRAPHY response detection to assess cortical excitability by the threshold required to induce MOTOR EVOKED POTENTIALS. This method is also used for BRAIN MAPPING, to study NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, and as a substitute for ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY for treating DEPRESSION. Induction of SEIZURES limits its clinical usage.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
The chemical reactions involved in the production and utilization of various forms of energy in cells.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.
A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
An amino acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine. Creatine is excreted as CREATININE in the urine.
Filamentous proteins that are the main constituent of the thin filaments of muscle fibers. The filaments (known also as filamentous or F-actin) can be dissociated into their globular subunits; each subunit is composed of a single polypeptide 375 amino acids long. This is known as globular or G-actin. In conjunction with MYOSINS, actin is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of muscle.
A highly variable species of the family Ranidae in Canada, the United States and Central America. It is the most widely used Anuran in biomedical research.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.
Freedom from activity.
Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. Intention or action tremor, a common manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES, is aggravated by movement. In contrast, resting tremor is maximal when there is no attempt at voluntary movement, and occurs as a relatively frequent manifestation of PARKINSON DISEASE.
Isopropyl analog of EPINEPHRINE; beta-sympathomimetic that acts on the heart, bronchi, skeletal muscle, alimentary tract, etc. It is used mainly as bronchodilator and heart stimulant.
The physiological widening of BLOOD VESSELS by relaxing the underlying VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The position or attitude of the body.
The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.
The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)
Inorganic salts of phosphoric acid.
The state of activity or tension of a muscle beyond that related to its physical properties, that is, its active resistance to stretch. In skeletal muscle, tonus is dependent upon efferent innervation. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Single pavement layer of cells which line the luminal surface of the entire vascular system and regulate the transport of macromolecules and blood components.
The processes of heating and cooling that an organism uses to control its temperature.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The scattering of x-rays by matter, especially crystals, with accompanying variation in intensity due to interference effects. Analysis of the crystal structure of materials is performed by passing x-rays through them and registering the diffraction image of the rays (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, X-RAY). (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.
The motor activity of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Adenosine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate). An adenine nucleotide containing two phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety at the 5'-position.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
A stable prostaglandin endoperoxide analog which serves as a thromboxane mimetic. Its actions include mimicking the hydro-osmotic effect of VASOPRESSIN and activation of TYPE C PHOSPHOLIPASES. (From J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1983;224(1): 108-117; Biochem J 1984;222(1):103-110)
A musculomembranous sac along the URINARY TRACT. URINE flows from the KIDNEYS into the bladder via the ureters (URETER), and is held there until URINATION.
An alkaloid, originally from Atropa belladonna, but found in other plants, mainly SOLANACEAE. Hyoscyamine is the 3(S)-endo isomer of atropine.
The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.
Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.
The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.
A potent vasodilator agent with calcium antagonistic action. It is a useful anti-anginal agent that also lowers blood pressure.
A movement, caused by sequential muscle contraction, that pushes the contents of the intestines or other tubular organs in one direction.
The deductive study of shape, quantity, and dependence. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
A slowly hydrolyzed CHOLINERGIC AGONIST that acts at both MUSCARINIC RECEPTORS and NICOTINIC RECEPTORS.
A methylxanthine naturally occurring in some beverages and also used as a pharmacological agent. Caffeine's most notable pharmacological effect is as a central nervous system stimulant, increasing alertness and producing agitation. It also relaxes SMOOTH MUSCLE, stimulates CARDIAC MUSCLE, stimulates DIURESIS, and appears to be useful in the treatment of some types of headache. Several cellular actions of caffeine have been observed, but it is not entirely clear how each contributes to its pharmacological profile. Among the most important are inhibition of cyclic nucleotide PHOSPHODIESTERASES, antagonism of ADENOSINE RECEPTORS, and modulation of intracellular calcium handling.
A protein complex of actin and MYOSINS occurring in muscle. It is the essential contractile substance of muscle.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
The excretory duct of the testes that carries SPERMATOZOA. It rises from the SCROTUM and joins the SEMINAL VESICLES to form the ejaculatory duct.
A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.
A group of intracellular-signaling serine threonine kinases that bind to RHO GTP-BINDING PROTEINS. They were originally found to mediate the effects of rhoA GTP-BINDING PROTEIN on the formation of STRESS FIBERS and FOCAL ADHESIONS. Rho-associated kinases have specificity for a variety of substrates including MYOSIN-LIGHT-CHAIN PHOSPHATASE and LIM KINASES.
The introduction of a phosphoryl group into a compound through the formation of an ester bond between the compound and a phosphorus moiety.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) that inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase necessary for the formation of prostaglandins and other autacoids. It also inhibits the motility of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
A class of drugs that act by selective inhibition of calcium influx through cellular membranes.
The smooth muscle coat of the uterus, which forms the main mass of the organ.
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.
An amine derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of HISTIDINE. It is a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, a constrictor of bronchial smooth muscle, a vasodilator, and also a centrally acting neurotransmitter.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
Compounds or agents that combine with an enzyme in such a manner as to prevent the normal substrate-enzyme combination and the catalytic reaction.
Skeletal muscle fibers characterized by their expression of the Type II MYOSIN HEAVY CHAIN isoforms which have high ATPase activity and effect several other functional properties - shortening velocity, power output, rate of tension redevelopment. Several fast types have been identified.
The artery formed by the union of the right and left vertebral arteries; it runs from the lower to the upper border of the pons, where it bifurcates into the two posterior cerebral arteries.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate alpha adrenergic receptors.
A calcium channel blocker that is a class IV anti-arrhythmia agent.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
A selective adrenergic alpha-1 antagonist used in the treatment of HEART FAILURE; HYPERTENSION; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; RAYNAUD DISEASE; PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY; and URINARY RETENTION.
An inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetase which has been shown to prevent glutamate toxicity. Nitroarginine has been experimentally tested for its ability to prevent ammonia toxicity and ammonia-induced alterations in brain energy and ammonia metabolites. (Neurochem Res 1995:200(4):451-6)
A 21-amino acid peptide produced in a variety of tissues including endothelial and vascular smooth-muscle cells, neurons and astrocytes in the central nervous system, and endometrial cells. It acts as a modulator of vasomotor tone, cell proliferation, and hormone production. (N Eng J Med 1995;333(6):356-63)
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.

Evidence for beta3-adrenoceptor subtypes in relaxation of the human urinary bladder detrusor: analysis by molecular biological and pharmacological methods. (1/2703)

The purpose of the present study was to confirm the presence of beta3-adrenoceptor subtype in the relaxation of human urinary bladder detrusor tissue by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR); direct sequencing of the PCR product, in situ hybridization; and isometric contraction. Using reverse transcription-PCR, the mRNAs of three receptor subtypes (beta1, beta2, and beta3) were expressed in the human urinary bladder detrusor tissue. Direct sequencing of the PCR product of the above beta3-adrenoceptor revealed no mutation in the amplified regions. In situ hybridization with digoxygenin-labeled oligonucleotide probe revealed the presence of the mRNA of beta3-adrenoceptor subtype in the smooth muscle of the urinary bladder. The relaxant effects of isoproterenol (a nonselective beta-adrenoceptor agonist); ZD7114, BRL37344, and CGP12177A (putative selective beta3-adrenoceptor agonists); and SR59230A (a putative selective beta3-adrenoceptor antagonist) were tested using an isometric contraction technique. Isoproterenol in either the presence or absence of both atenolol (a beta1-adrenoceptor-selective antagonist) and butoxamine (a beta2-adrenoceptor-selective antagonist) revealed a relaxant effect on the carbachol-induced contraction of the human urinary bladder detrusor. Both BRL37344 and CGP12177A also revealed relaxant effects on the human urinary bladder detrusor, but ZD7114 did not elicit any relaxation. These results suggest that beta3-adrenoceptor may have some role in urine storage in the human urinary bladder.  (+info)

Optimality of position commands to horizontal eye muscles: A test of the minimum-norm rule. (2/2703)

Six muscles control the position of the eye, which has three degrees of freedom. Daunicht proposed an optimization rule for solving this redundancy problem, whereby small changes in eye position are maintained by the minimum possible change in motor commands to the eye (the minimum-norm rule). The present study sought to test this proposal for the simplified one-dimensional case of small changes in conjugate eye position in the horizontal plane. Assuming such changes involve only the horizontal recti, Daunicht's hypothesis predicts reciprocal innervation with the size of the change in command matched to the strength of the recipient muscle at every starting position of the eye. If the motor command to a muscle is interpreted as the summed firing rate of its oculomotor neuron (OMN) pool, the minimum-norm prediction can be tested by comparing OMN firing rates with forces in the horizontal recti. The comparison showed 1) for the OMN firing rates given by Van Gisbergen and Van Opstal and the muscle forces given by Robinson, there was good agreement between the minimum-norm prediction and experimental observation over about a +/-30 degrees range of eye positions. This fit was robust with respect to variations in muscle stiffness and in methods of calculating muscle innervation. 2) Other data sets gave different estimates for the range of eye-positions within which the minimum-norm prediction held. The main sources of variation appeared to be disagreement about the proportion of OMNs with very low firing-rate thresholds (i.e., less than approximately 35 degrees in the OFF direction) and uncertainty about eye-muscle behavior for extreme (>30 degrees ) positions of the eye. 3) For all data sets, the range of eye positions over which the minimum-norm rule applied was determined by the pattern of motor-unit recruitment inferred for those data. It corresponded to the range of eye positions over which the size principle of recruitment was obeyed by both agonist and antagonist muscles. It is argued that the current best estimate of the oculomotor range over which minimum-norm control could be used for conjugate horizontal eye position is approximately +/-30 degrees. The uncertainty associated with this estimate would be reduced by obtaining unbiased samples of OMN firing rates. Minimum-norm control may result from reduction of the image movement produced by noise in OMN firing rates.  (+info)

Nonlinear tension summation of different combinations of motor units in the anesthetized cat peroneus longus muscle. (3/2703)

The purpose of this study was to examine the linearity of summation of the forces produced by the stimulation of different combinations of type identified motor units (MUs) in the cat peroneus longus muscle (PL) under isometric conditions. The muscle was fixed at its twitch optimal length, and the tension produced by the single MU was recorded during 24- and 72-Hz stimulation. The summation analysis was first carried out for MUs belonging to the same functional group, and then different combinations of fast fatigable (FF) MUs were added to the nonfatigable slow (S) and fatigue resistant (FR) group. The tension resulting from the combined stimulation of increasing numbers of MUs (measured tension) was evaluated and compared with the linearly predicted value, calculated by adding algebraically the tension produced by the individual MUs assembled in the combination (calculated tension). Tension summation displayed deviations from linearity. S and FR MUs mainly showed marked more than linear summation; FF MUs yielded either more or less than linear summation; and, when the FF units were recruited after the S and FR MUs, less than linear summation always occurred. The magnitude of the nonlinear summation appeared stimulus frequency dependent for the fatigable FF and FI group. The relationship between measured tension and calculated tension for each MU combination was examined, and linear regression lines were fitted to each set of data. The high correlation coefficients and the different slope values for the different MU-type combinations suggested that the nonlinear summation was MU-type specific. The mechanisms of nonlinear summations are discussed by considering the consequences of internal shortening and thus the mechanical interactions among MUs and shifts in muscle fiber length to a more or less advantageous portion of single MU length-tension curves.  (+info)

Modulation of the thermoregulatory sweating response to mild hyperthermia during activation of the muscle metaboreflex in humans. (4/2703)

1. To investigate the effect of the muscle metaboreflex on the thermoregulatory sweating response in humans, eight healthy male subjects performed sustained isometric handgrip exercise in an environmental chamber (35 C and 50 % relative humidity) at 30 or 45 % maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), at the end of which the blood circulation to the forearm was occluded for 120 s. The environmental conditions were such as to produce sweating by increase in skin temperature without a marked change in oesophageal temperature. 2. During circulatory occlusion after handgrip exercise at 30 % MVC for 120 s or at 45 % MVC for 60 s, the sweating rate (SR) on the chest and forearm (hairy regions), and the mean arterial blood pressure were significantly above baseline values (P < 0.05). There were no changes from baseline values in the oesophageal temperature, mean skin temperature, or SR on the palm (hairless regions). 3. During the occlusion after handgrip exercise at 30 % MVC for 60 s and during the occlusion alone, none of the measured parameters differed from baseline values. 4. It is concluded that, under mildly hyperthermic conditions, the thermoregulatory sweating response on the hairy regions is modulated by afferent signals from muscle metaboreceptors.  (+info)

Shortening of muscle relaxation time after creatine loading. (5/2703)

The effect of creatine (Cr) supplementation on muscle isometric torque generation and relaxation was investigated in healthy male volunteers. Maximal torque (Tmax), contraction time (CT) from 0.25 to 0.75 of Tmax, and relaxation time (RT) from 0.75 to 0.25 of Tmax were measured during 12 maximal isometric 3-s elbow flexions interspersed by 10-s rest intervals. Between the pretest and the posttest, subjects ingested Cr monohydrate (4 x 5 g/day; n = 8) or placebo (n = 8) for 5 days. Pretest Tmax, CT, and RT were similar in Cr and placebo groups. Also in the posttest, Tmax and CT were similar between groups. However, posttest RT was decreased consistently by approximately 20% (P < 0.05) in the Cr group from the first to the last of the 12 contractions. In addition, the mean decrease in RT after Cr loading was positively correlated with pretest RT (r = 0.82). It is concluded that Cr loading facilitates the rate of muscle relaxation during brief isometric muscle contractions without affecting torque production.  (+info)

Modulation of temperature-induced tone by vasoconstrictor agents. (6/2703)

One of the primary cardiovascular adjustments to hyperthermia is a sympathetically mediated increase in vascular resistance in the viscera. Nonneural factors such as a change in vascular tone or reactivity may also contribute to this response. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether vascular smooth muscle tone is altered during heating to physiologically relevant temperatures >37 degrees C. Gradually increasing bath temperature from 37 degrees C (normothermia) to 43 degrees C (severe hyperthermia) produced graded contractions in vascular ring segments from rat mesenteric arteries and thoracic aortae. In untreated rings these contractions were relatively small, whereas hyperthermia elicited near-maximal increases in tension when rings were constricted with phenylephrine or KCl before heating. In phenylephrine-treated mesenteric arterial rings, the contractile responses to heating were markedly attenuated by the Ca2+ channel antagonists nifedipine and diltiazem. Diltiazem also blocked the contractile responses to heating in thoracic aortic rings. These results demonstrate that hyperthermia has a limited effect on tension generation in rat vascular smooth muscle in the absence of vascular tone. However, in the presence of agonist-induced tone, tension generation during heating is markedly enhanced and dependent on extracellular Ca2+. In conclusion, these data suggest that local regulation of vascular tone can contribute to the hemodynamic adjustments to hyperthermia.  (+info)

Alterations in diaphragm contractility after nandrolone administration: an analysis of potential mechanisms. (7/2703)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential mechanisms underlying the improved contractility of the diaphragm (Dia) in adult intact male hamsters after nandrolone (Nan) administration, given subcutaneously over 4 wk via a controlled-release capsule (initial dose: 4.5 mg. kg-1. day-1; with weight gain, final dose: 2.7 mg. kg-1. day-1). Control (Ctl) animals received blank capsules. Isometric contractile properties of the Dia were determined in vitro after 4 wk. The maximum velocity of unloaded shortening (Vo) was determined in vitro by means of the slack test. Dia fibers were classified histochemically on the basis of myofibrillar ATPase staining and fiber cross-sectional area (CSA), and the relative interstitial space was quantitated. Ca2+-activated myosin ATPase activity was determined by quantitative histochemistry in individual diaphragm fibers. Myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms were identified electrophoretically, and their proportions were determined by using scanning densitometry. Peak twitch and tetanic forces, as well as Vo, were significantly greater in Nan animals compared with Ctl. The proportion of type IIa Dia fibers was significantly increased in Nan animals. Nan increased the CSA of all fiber types (26-47%), whereas the relative interstitial space decreased. The relative contribution of fiber types to total costal Dia area was preserved between the groups. Proportions of MHC isoforms were similar between the groups. There was a tendency for increased expression of MHC2B with Nan. Ca2+-activated myosin ATPase activity was increased 35-39% in all fiber types in Nan animals. We conclude that, after Nan administration, the increase in Dia specific force results from the relatively greater Dia CSA occupied by hypertrophied muscle fibers, whereas the increased ATPase activity promotes a higher rate of cross-bridge turnover and thus increased Vo. We speculate that Nan in supraphysiological doses have the potential to offset or ameliorate conditions associated with enhanced proteolysis and disordered protein turnover.  (+info)

Peptide toxin blockers of voltage-sensitive K+ channels: inotropic effects on diaphragm. (8/2703)

Agents that block many types of K+ channels (e.g., the aminopyridines) have substantial inotropic effects in skeletal muscle. Specific blockers of ATP-sensitive and Ca2+-activated K+ channels, on the other hand, do not, or minimally, alter the force of nonfatigued muscle, consistent with a predominant role for voltage-gated K+ channels in regulating muscle force. To test this more directly, we examined the effects of peptide toxins, which in other tissues specifically block voltage-gated K+ channels, on rat diaphragm in vitro. Twitch force was increased in response to alpha-, beta-, and gamma-dendrotoxin and tityustoxin Kalpha (17 +/- 6, 22 +/- 5, 42 +/- 14, and 13 +/- 5%; P < 0.05, < 0.01, < 0.05, < 0.05, respectively) but not in response to delta-dendrotoxin or BSA (in which toxins were dissolved). Force during 20-Hz stimulation was also increased significantly by alpha-, beta-, and gamma-dendrotoxin and tityustoxin Kalpha. Among agents, increases in twitch force correlated with the degree to which contraction time was prolonged (r = 0.88, P < 0.02). To determine whether inotropic effects could be maintained during repeated contractions, muscle strips underwent intermittent 20-Hz train stimulation for a duration of 2 min in presence or absence of gamma-dendrotoxin. Force was significantly greater with than without gamma-dendrotoxin during repetitive stimulation for the first 60 s of repetitive contractions. Despite the approximately 55% higher value for initial force in the presence vs. absence of gamma-dendrotoxin, the rate at which fatigue occurred was not accelerated by the toxin, as assessed by the amount of time over which force declined by 25 and 50%. These data suggest that blocking voltage-activated K+ channels may be a useful therapeutic strategy for augmenting diaphragm force, provided less toxic blockers of these channels can be found.  (+info)

Background. The purpose of this study was to compare the peak electromyography (EMG) of the most commonly-used position in the literature, the prone bent-leg (90°) hip extension against manual resistance applied to the distal thigh (PRONE), to a novel position, the standing glute squeeze (SQUEEZE).Methods. Surface EMG electrodes were placed on the upper and lower gluteus maximus of thirteen recreationally active females (age = 28.9 years; height = 164 cm; body mass = 58.2 kg), before three maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) trials for each position were obtained in a randomized, counterbalanced fashion.Results. No statistically significant (p | 0.05) differences were observed between PRONE (upper: 91.94%; lower: 94.52%) and SQUEEZE (upper: 92.04%; lower: 85.12%) for both the upper and lower gluteus maximus. Neither the PRONE nor SQUEEZE was more effective between all subjects.Conclusions. In agreement with other studies, no single testing position is ideal for every participant. Therefore,
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Fatigue in muscles that shorten might have other causes than fatigue during isometric contractions, since both cross-bridge cycling and energy demand are different in the two exercise modes. While isometric contractions are extensively studied, the causes of fatigue in shortening contractions are poorly mapped. Here, we investigate fatigue mechanisms during shortening contractions in slow twitch skeletal muscle in near physiological conditions. Fatigue was induced in rat soleus muscles with maintained blood supply by in situ shortening contractions at 37°C. Muscles were stimulated repeatedly (1 s on/off at 30 Hz) for 15 min against a constant load, allowing the muscle to shorten and perform work. Fatigue and subsequent recovery was examined at 20 s, 100 s and 15 min exercise. The effects of prior exercise were investigated in a second exercise bout. Fatigue developed in three distinct phases. During the first 20 s the regulatory protein Myosin Light Chain-2 (slow isoform, MLC-2s) was rapidly ...
Comments, concepts and statistics about Effect of muscle load tasks with maximal isometric contractions on oxygenation of the trapezius muscle and sympathetic nervous activity in females with chronic neck and shoulder pain..
Willems, Mark E. T. and Northcott, Simon R. (2009) Gender differences after downhill running for voluntary isometric contractions of knee extensor muscles using surface EMG. Medicina Sportiva, 13 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN 1734-2260 ...
Egaña, M., Crampton, D., Malone, J., McNamara, E. and Warmington, S.A. 2006, Cardiorespiratory responses to near fatiguing sustained and intermittent isometric contractions of the quadriceps muscles,, in Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences, Summer Meeting, Springer, London, England. ...
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Eccentric training may affect the longitudinal adaptation of the muscle. Usually the muscle fiber lengthening during eccentric training is measured by the joint kinematics. Due to tendon compliance, this method offers insufficient information about the muscle fiber behavior. The present study investigated the muscle fiber behavior of the Vastus Lateralis muscle (VL) during eccentric knee contractions in humans by measuring the changes of fascicle length in vivo with ultrasonography, at force levels of 65% and 95% of the maximum voluntary isometric contraction force (MVC). Seven young adults were tested by a Biodex. They performed eccentric knee contractions with one leg at 65% and 95% of their MVC (knee angle 25°-100°, angular velocity 90°/s). Potential joint axis deviations were recorded using a Vicon camera system. Exerted knee moments were captured synchronously with the Vicon system at 1000Hz. Fascicle length of the VL muscle visualized by a 10cm Ultrasound prob. The means and standard ...
In current rehabilitation practice, exercise selection is commonly based on the amount of muscle recruitment demonstrated by electromyographic (EMG) analysis. A preponderance of evidence supports the concept that EMG of a muscle and torque output are positively correlated. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between surface EMG activity of the infraspinatus and torque production during exercises involving shoulder external rotation (ER). A total of 30 participants (average age = 24.6 y) performed maximum voluntary isometric contraction of ER at 5 points within the range of motion of 3 shoulder exercise positions with concomitant surface EMG recording. As a maximal internally rotated position was approached, maximum ER torque and minimum or near-minimum EMG recruitment were demonstrated. Conversely, at maximally externally rotated positions, EMG activity was greatest and torque values were lowest. An inverse relationship between joint torque output and EMG activity was ...
Enhanced muscle weakness is commonly experienced following stroke and may be accompanied by increased susceptibility to fatigue. To examine the contributions of central and peripheral factors to isometric muscle fatigue in stroke survivors, this study investigates changes in motor unit (MU) mean firing rate and action potential duration during, and directly following, a sustained submaximal fatiguing contraction at 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). A series of short contractions of the first dorsal interosseous muscle were performed pre- and postfatigue at 20% MVC, and again following a 10-minute recovery period, by twelve chronic stroke survivors. Individual MU firing times were extracted using surface EMG decomposition and used to obtain the spike-triggered average MU action potential waveforms. During the sustained fatiguing contraction, the mean rate of change of the firing rate across all detected motor units was greater on the affected side (-0.02 ± 0.03 Hz/s) than on the less-affected
Lower Limb Muscle Activation Comparison as Assessed by Maximum Voluntary Isometric Contraction Muscle Strength and Dynamic Muscle Activation Measurements in Total Knee Arthroplasty Subjects Implanted with Medial-pivot or Posterior-stabilized ...
en] In 7 normal subjects we compared the facilitatory effect of isometric contraction of the tibialis anterior on the size of electromyographic responses evoked in this muscle by electric stimuli applied over the cervical column and by electric and magnetic percutaneous stimulation of the motor cortex. No significant difference was found between the degrees of facilitation of the responses to any of the stimuli. Using collision techniques, we also showed that the pyramidal fibers activated by spinal and cortical stimuli are the same. Facilitation induced by isometric contraction (20% maximum) was of similar or greater magnitude than that found with constant vibration of the tendon of the target muscle. In cases where vibration and contraction had equal facilitatory effects, there was no further facilitation of the responses when both conditions were applied together. These findings indicate that the facilitatory effect of isometric contraction of the target muscle essentially originates at a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The reliability of the interpolated twitch technique during submaximal and maximal isometric muscle actions. AU - Cooper, Michael A.. AU - Herda, Trent J.. AU - Walter-Herda, Ashley A.. AU - Costa, Pablo B.. AU - Ryan, Eric D.. AU - Cramer, Joel T.. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of the percent voluntary activation (%VA) vs. force relationships. Fourteen healthy men (mean 6 SD age = 21 6 2.6 years) and 8 women (age = 21 6 1.8 years) completed 4 maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) and 9 randomly ordered submaximal isometric plantar flexions from 10 to 100% of the MVC. Transcutaneous electrical stimuli were delivered to the tibial nerve using a highvoltage constant-current stimulator (DS7AH; Digitimer, Herthfordshire, United Kingdom). The %VA was calculated for each maximal and submaximal MVC. Paired-samples t-tests were used to quantify systematic variability, whereas the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adenosine triphosphate production rates, metabolic economy calculations, pH, phosphomonoesters, phosphodiesters, and force output during short- duration maximal isometric plantar flexion exercises and repeated maximal isometric plantar flexion exercises. AU - Newcomer, Bradley R.. AU - Boska, Michael D.. PY - 1997/3/18. Y1 - 1997/3/18. N2 - Measurements of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production rates, metabolic economy, intracellular pH, phosphodiesters, and phosphomonoesters along with the force output were used to study 90-s maximum voluntary contractions and two new exercise protocols (20-10 and 30-16 exercises). The 20-10 exercise consisted of thirty-one 20-s maximal voluntary contractions separated by 10- s rest periods. The 30-16 exercise consisted of twenty 30-s maximal voluntary contractions separated by 16-s rest periods. There were no differences in ATP production rates, metabolic economy, intracellular pH, or force output between the 20-10 and 30-16 exercises. The ...
Thirty-six male subjects from collegiate intramural athletic teams were asked to maintain 50% of their maximum voluntary contraction on an isometric hand dynamometer as long as possible. The subjects were divided into two groups. One group performed individually while the other group, in teams of three men each, competed for a team prize. During the session, the active muscle was continuously monitored by electromyography. The results demonstrated that the introduction of the motivational factors of competition and team presence did not increase the mean endurance time. The EMG analyses indicated that muscle activity was significantly increased when additional motivational factors were introduced. It was concluded that team presence and competition are better described as stress factors which increase the general arousal level of the subject and reduce the efficiency of the muscles. (Author)(*MUSCLES
Dichotomous Effects of Isometric Secondary Amines Containing an Aromatic Nitrile and a Nitro Group on Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells: Syntheses, Nitrosation and Cell Culture Studies ...
Dichotomous Effects of Isometric Secondary Amines Containing an Aromatic Nitrile and a Nitro Group on Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells: Syntheses, Nitrosation and Cell Culture Studies ...
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Purpose: This study examined whether a higher protein diet following strenuous exercise can alter markers of muscle damage and inflammation in older adults. Methods: Using a double-blind, independent group design, 10 males and eight females (age 57 ± 4 years; mass 72.3 ± 5.6 kg; height 1.7 ± 6.5 m) were supplied with a higher protein (2.50 g·kg−1·day−1) or moderate protein (1.25 g·kg−1·day−1) diet for 48 hr after 140 squats with 25% of their body mass. Maximal isometric voluntary contractions, muscle soreness, creatine kinase, Brief Assessment of Mood Adapted, and inflammatory markers were measured preexercise, and 24 hr and 48 hr postexercise. Results: The maximal isometric voluntary contractions decreased postexercise (p = .001 ...
The pathogenesis of widespread pain and fibromyalgia (FM) is unknown. Altered responses from the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, sympathetic nervous system and muscular system have been suggested as being of importance. The present study was undertaken to determine: (i) whether the sympathoadrenal response to repetitive isometric contractions until exhaustion is altered in patients with FM, and (ii) whether sympathoadrenal responses are associated with muscle fatigue and pain during exercise. Nineteen women with FM, and 19 healthy women matched for age, smoking and self-reported physical activity, participated. Maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), repetitive isometric contractions (6s contraction and 4s resting phases) were performed with both quadriceps muscles at 30% of MVC until exhaustion. Muscle activity was recorded from the quadriceps muscles by surface electromyography (EMG). Plasma adrenalin (Adr), noradrenalin (NAdr) and cortisol were measured and perceived exertion and pain ...
This study investigated if men and women, matched for initial strength (41 pairs), differed in their response to a single set (50 repetitions) of high force eccentric exercise of the elbow flexors on a curl bench. Maximal isometric force at 90 degrees, and muscle soreness before, immediately after, and 34 hours after exercise were measured. Changes in strength were assumed an indicator of muscle damage.. Women exhibited consistently greater force losses and fatigue than men. After 34 hours, women still displayed a greater indication of muscle damage than men. No gender differences were observed in soreness variables.. Implication. Women fatigue more and lose strength to a greater degree than do men when matched for the same level of initial strength.. Return to Table of Contents for this issue.. ...
Kiefer, A. W., Ford, K. R., Paterno, Mark V., Schmitt, L. C., Myer, G. D., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Hewett, T. E. (in press). Inter-segmental postural coordination measures differentiate athletes with ACL reconstruction from uninjured athletes. Gait & Posture.. Athreya, D., Van Orden, G. C., & Riley, M. A. (2012). Feedback about isometric force production yields more random variations. Neuroscience Letters, 513, 37-41 ...
If youve ever seen a mime trying to escape his invisible box, youve seen a playful example of an isometric contraction. Isometric exercises are strength-training exercises that involve the ...
Experimental setup. Experimental apparatus used to evaluate ankle voluntary dorsi-flexion movement and isometric maximal voluntary contractions.
Isometric exercises -- the plank, for example -- strengthen your muscles without moving your body. As with any other form of strength-training exercise, however, isometric strength training doesnt ...
This article was originally published in: European Journal of Applied Physiology (2006) 96/3, 235-240. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com here. ...
The modulation of motor evoked potentials (MEPs), an index of corticospinal excitability, has been shown to increase during isometric contractions with incremental torque output in accordance with the contribution between ...
Posture is area that should be regularly assessed through physical examinations of young athletes by a physician trained in the assessment of posture
Quantifying standing steadiness may be a useful method of detecting neurotoxicity in epidemiological studies. Unfortunately, use of quantitative standing steadiness outcomes in epidemiologic studies has been limited by lack of standardization of methods, insufficient availability of normative data, and inadequately characterized effects of...
The rotating plank is an absolute game changer for those looking to up their core strength. As discussed in our previous core training article, the most efficient way of training the muscles responsible for trunk strength and stability is through isometric contractions involved in spinal stabilization movements.. This exercise does just that, packing both anti-extension and anti-rotation benefits. You should feel your entire midsection light up when performing these, especially your obliques, which play a huge role in preventing and aiding in trunk lateral flexion and rotation.. ...
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Teaching proper loading techniques ensures that athletes can move optimally, engage the right muscles for efficient power, and reduce the risk of injury.
This workout took place on the last day of December, but Im pasting it into my 2012 log. For those of you trying to figure out what Mesocycle, etc means, I try to organize my training to better arrange my videos, etc. 4 Weeks make 1 Mesocycle. This is the start of Mesocycle 41 ...
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1) Implements the ISM of Hassan et al 2) Tests it with the MD framework ProtoMol 3) Compare average force error over trajectory
Prolong by removing wet sheet when sweating and Dry Pack with Hot Water Bottle, rubbing of trunk and limbs over blankets and isometric exercises ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Two maximal isometric contractions attenuate the magnitude of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. AU - Chen, Hsin Lian. AU - Nosaka, Kazunori. AU - Pearce, Alan J.. AU - Chen, Trevor C.. PY - 2012/8/1. Y1 - 2012/8/1. N2 - This study investigated whether maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC-ISO) would attenuate the magnitude of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. Young untrained men were placed into one of the two experimental groups or one control group (n = 13 per group). Subjects in the experimental groups performed either two or 10 MVC-ISO of the elbow flexors at a long muscle length (20° flexion) 2 days prior to 30 maximal isokinetic eccentric contractions of the elbow flexors. Subjects in the control group performed the eccentric contractions without MVC-ISO. No significant changes in maximal voluntary concentric contraction peak torque, peak torque angle, range of motion, upper arm circumference, plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and myoglobin ...
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of bridging stabilization exercises of trunk muscles activity on a Swiss ball according to change of position. Methods:30 healthy university students volunteered to participate in this study. Subjects were required to complete following three exercise positions. Exercise position 1; Supine bridge with Swiss ball, Exercise position 2; Side bridge with Swiss ball, Exercise position 3; Prone bridge with Swiss ball. Surface electromyography from selected trunk muscles was normalized to maximum voluntary isometric contraction. Results : A repeated measures of ANOVA with Duncan`s correction was used to determine the influence of exercise type on muscle activity for rectus abdominis, external oblique, erector spinae. The erector spinae of exercise position 1 showed significantly higher muscle activity than exercise position 2, 3(p
Author: Kenville, Rouven et al.; Genre: Journal Article; Published online: 2020-04-14; Keywords: Motor system; Muscle strength; Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); Whole-body movement. ; Title: Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation improves maximum isometric force production during isometric Barbell squats
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Twenty women with primary fibromyalgia syndrome and 20 age matched healthy women were investigated. The subjects performed maximum voluntary isokinetic contractions of the right quadriceps in an isokinetic dynamometer. Maximum voluntary isometric contractions of the right quadriceps were performed w …
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It has been thought that intramuscular ADP and phosphocreatine (PCr) concentrations are important regulators of mitochondorial respiration. There is a threshold work rate or metabolic rate for cellular acidosis, and the decrease in muscle PCr is accelerated with drop in pH during incremental exercise. We tested the hypothesis that increase in muscle oxygen consumption ( o2mus) is accelerated with rapid decrease in PCr (concomitant increase in ADP) in muscles with drop in pH occurs during incremental plantar flexion exercise. Five male subjects performed a repetitive intermittent isometric plantar flexion exercise (6-s contraction/4-s relaxation). Exercise intensity was raised every 1 min by 10% maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), starting at 10% MVC until exhaustion. The measurement site was at the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Changes in muscle PCr, inorganic phosphate (Pi), ADP, and pH were measured by 31P
Background: The aim of the study was to estimate differences in bioelectrical activity between rectus femoris (RF) and vastus medialis (VM) muscles of each lower limb. Material/Methods: 29 female and 18 male adult subjects participated in the study. Each subject performed the following quadriceps contractions with each lower limb: concentric, isometric, eccentric and 30-sec. long maximal voluntary isometric contraction. 3 parameters were obtained in surface electromyography (SEMG): mean RMS amplitude (RMS), mean percentage value of maximal voluntary contraction (%MVC) and mean frequency (MF). Results: RF occurred to have a lower percentage activity (-28.43%) and absolute amplitude (- 36.57%) value than VM during all three basic forms of contraction against gravity. Except the RMS values for concentric contraction, all the mentioned parameters were significantly different. In contrast, RF had a higher MF rate than VM. Differences were at the mean level of 22.57% for all activities. Conclusions: ...
Hip torque production is associated with certain knee injuries. The hip rotators change function depending on hip angle. Objective: To compare hip-rotator torque production between 3 angles of hip flexion, limbs, and sexes. Design: Descriptive. Setting: University sports medicine research laboratory. Participants: 15 men and 15 women, 19-39 y. Intervention: Three 6-s maximal isometric contractions of the hip external and internal rotators at 10°, 40°, and 90° of hip flexion on both legs. Main Outcome Measure: Average torque normalized to body mass. Results: Internal-rotation torque was greatest at 90° of hip flexion, followed by 40° of hip flexion and finally 10° of hip flexion. External-rotation torque was not different based on hip flexion. The nondominant legs external rotators were stronger than the dominant legs, but the reverse was true for internal rotators. Finally, the men had more overall rotator torque. Conclusions: Hip-rotation torque production varies between flexion angle, ...
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This thesis investigated sport specific responses of diastolic mechanics at rest and during submaximal exercise. Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) was used to assess diastolic mechanics at rest and whilst triathletes (TRI, n=9, 32 ± 7 years), long distance runners (LDR, n=7, 34 ± 3 years), resistance trained (RT, n=5, 24 ± 5 years) and untrained controls (CON, n=5, 29 ± 5 years) performed dynamic and static exercise. Cycling consisted of 5 minute stages at 30% and 60% maximum workload (Wmax), and leg extension involved 15 second contractions at 40% and 75% maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC). Peak untwisting velocity (PUV), apical and basal rotation velocities did not differ between groups at rest or during exercise (p,0.05). PUV increased in TRI from rest to 30% and 60% Wmax (p,0.01), remained unchanged in LDR, RT and CON from rest to 30% (p,0.05, p,0.05, p,0.05, respectively) and 60% Wmax (p=0.018, p,0.05, p,0.05, respectively). PUV did not change from rest ...
Mutungi, GM and Ranatunga, KW (2000) Sarcomere length changes during end-held (isometric) contractions in intact mammalian (rat) fast and slow muscle fibres. Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility, 21 (6). pp. 565-575. Full text not available from this repository ...
Beck M, Giess R, Wuerffel W, Magnus T, Ochs, G, Toyka KV. Comparison of Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction and Drachmans Hand-Held Dynamometry in Evaluating Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclosis. Muscle Nerve. 1999; 22: 1265-1270. Bohannon RW. Hand-Held Dynamometry; Stability of Muscle Strength Over Multiple Measurements. Clinical Biomechanics. 1986: 2:74-77. Wang CY, Olson SL, Protas EJ. Test-Retest Strength Reliability: Hand-Held Dynamometry in Community-Dwelling Elderly Faller. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002; 83: 811-5. Shefner J, Cudkowicz ME, Maragakis N, Cedarbaum JM, Lee J, Jones D, Watson ML, Shaver K, Chen M, Saikali K, Mao J, Russell AK, Hansen L, Malik F, Wolff AA, for the NEALS/Cytokinetics Study Team. Safety, tolerability and pharmacodynamics of a skeletal muscle activator in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. (submitted for publication) http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/medicine/pulmonar/fellow/pftm_f.htm ...
1. Muscle fibres may be subdivided into type I (with slow-twitch contractile properties) and type II (fast-twitch) depending on their myosin adenosine triphosphatase activity. In voluntary isometric contractions type I fibres are utilized at low forces (,20% of maximum) whereas type II fibres are recruited in addition at high forces. This physiological recruitment order has enabled us to measure the relaxation rate of type I and II fibres in vivo in normal human subjects.. 2. Relaxation rate was measured in 16 subjects from low (10% of maximum) and maximum isometric quadriceps contractions and the muscle-fibre type composition determined from needle-biopsy specimens in 10 subjects. The relaxation rate of type II fibres was calculated to be twice as fast as that of type I.. 3. It was not possible to estimate, from studies in 33 quadriceps muscles (25 normal subjects), the contribution of type II fibres to overall fibre area from the relaxation rate as determined from electrically stimulated ...
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|br/|Signals Analyzed:|br/| • Isometric Muscle Contraction|br/| • Isotonic Muscle Contraction |br/||br/| The basic version of HSE-ACAD for smooth muscles calculates the following parameter: |br/||br/| • Resting tension |br/||br/| The HSE-HA ACAD software can be adapted to virtually any experimental investigation in tissue bath experiments. It is possible to acquire signals from isotonic (displacement) or isometric (force) measurements. The isotonic displacement measurement is used on smooth muscles, for example on ileum, ductus deferens, lung strips, also bladder... Isometric force measurement is used with tracheal muscle, atrium, papillary muscle, aortic rings, veins or other vessel rings. Experiments on spontaneously beating or electrically stimulated tissues are also possible. Various parameters can be derived from these signals depending on the model used. During data acquisition all acquired signals and derived parameters are stored on the hard disc and can be displayed graphically
Leg-muscle force during maximal voluntary isometric contractions was measured 2 d after exercise (Day 3), and the BCAA supplementation suppressed the muscle-force decrease (to ~80% of the value recorded under the control conditions) observed in the placebo trial. Plasma BCAA concentrations, which decreased after exercise in the placebo trial, were markedly elevated during the 2 hr postexercise in the BCAA trial. Serum myoglobin concentration was increased by exercise in the placebo but not in the BCAA trial. The concentration of plasma elastase as an index of neutrophil activation appeared to increase after the squat exercise in both trials, but the change in the elastase level was significant only in the placebo trial ...
During a stretch- shortening cycle (SSC), muscle force attained during concentric contractions (shortening phase) is potentiated by the preceding eccentric contractions (lengthening phase). The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of joint angular velocity on force potentiation induced by SSC (SSC effect). Twelve healthy men (age, 24.2 ± 3.2 years; height, 1.73 ± 0.05 m; body mass, 68.1 ± 11.0 kg) participated in this study. Ankle joint angle was passively moved by a dynamometer, with range of motion from dorsiflexion (DF) 15° to plantarflexion (PF) 15°. Muscle contractions were evoked by tetanic electrical stimulation. Joint angular velocity of concentric contraction was set at 30°/s and 150°/s. Magnitude of SSC effect was calculated as the ratio of joint torque obtained by concentric contraction with preliminary eccentric contraction trial relative to that obtained by concentric contraction without preliminary eccentric contraction trial. As a result, magnitude of SSC effect
In the Functional Range Conditioning system PAILs and RAILs are our primary means of expanding a joints range of motion, whereas our Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) are used for maintenance and assessment.. PAILs stand for Progressive Angular Isometric Loading. This refers to an isometric contraction at an end range position for the tissues being placed on stretch.. RAILs stand for Regressive Angular Isometric Loading. This refers to isometric contractions at end range position for the tissues on the closing side of the joint, or the muscles on the opposite side of what is being stretched.. It is well documented in the literature that poor hip mobility can lead to altered lumbar motion. For example, if somebody lacked hip extension they would be more likely to extend their spines to make up for the lack of motion. This is why we should be making sure we keep our hips as mobile as possible.. Check out the video below and see how the 90/90 can improve your hip mobility and low back ...
This paper presents findings from a study of five healthy subjects performing 50% maximum voluntary contraction until complete fatigue of the muscle. An overlapping window technique was used to find the values for mean frequency (MNF), median frequency (MDF) of the power spectrum, root mean square (RMS) and muscle fibre conduction velocity (MFCV). The surface electromyography signal (sEMG) was collected from the vastus lateralis muscle using a three channel Laplacian electrode. The results show the MNF and MDF values showed a consistent trend with each other where they remained at steady values between 20-30% and 75-80% of the signal after which they fell 15-30% of this value. The RMS showed a linear increase in value. The MFCV showed a similar trend to that found in the MNF and MDF values ...
Before I start talking about using different contraction types in training and the benefits they will have, first I must explain to anyone who doesnt know about the 3 different types of contraction. Keeping it nice and basic, there are 3 different ways that your muscle can contract in order to move a part of your body. Concentric - a concentric contraction is where the muscle shortens in length causing your bodypart to move. For example when you concentrically contract your bicep, it shortens and your arm bends (flexes). Most people who will train will be primarily focused on this type of contraction as it is the one that moves the weight against the resistance. For example it is the concentric contraction that pushes the bar off your chest to lockout on a bench press. Eccentric - an eccentric contraction is the lengthening of the muscle. This occurs when you lower the weight under control. Its the opposite movement to the concentric contraction but it isnt the antagonistic muscle that
An understanding of the changes in force variability in both the time and frequency domains could help explain the decreased steadiness and the fall risk in subjects who are associated with fatigue (Schwendner et al. 1997). Since the relationship between fatigue and unsteadiness in both the time and frequency domains of the lower extremity remains uninvestigated, this study aimed to determine whether a reduction in steadiness of the force signal is associated with a shift towards higher frequency components. As a first step, the reliability and repeatability of a torque control test set-up was established by assessing young, healthy subjects and was used to test the change in levels of force fluctuation after fatiguing exercises. The results indicated that time-domain measures of accuracy and steadiness of continuous torque production had excellent reliabilities (Shrout & Fleiss 1979; Bruton et al. 2000), whereas frequency-domain measures had relatively lower values of reliability. Furthermore, ...
The foundations for this topic can be found in the previous 4 articles in the series. Building off the understanding of viscoelastic tissues that are sensitive to the rate at which force is applied, we will examine training strategies designed to maximize muscle stimulation while avoiding injury. There are 3 types of muscle contraction:. Concentric - the muscle is shortening while contracting (the positive rep). Isometric - the muscle does not change length while contracting. Eccentric - the muscle is lengthening while contracting (the negative rep). It is widely misstated, and then repeated by others, that eccentric contractions produce more force than isometric contractions which produce more force than concentric contractions. This is not true. The force generated by muscle contraction is determined by the equation for torque reviewed in the last article, independent of the shortening or lengthening during contraction (minus a subtle detail - hysteresis - which is beyond the scope of our ...
The aim of the present study was to investigate the EMG-joint angle relationship during voluntary contraction with maximum effort and the differences in activity among three hamstring muscles during knee flexion. Ten healthy subjects performed maximum voluntary isometric and isokinetic knee flexion. …
This study analyzed the effect of blood-flow restriction on running economy untrained young men (N = 18). Ss were randomly divided into two groups: i) blood-flow restriction, and ii) walking training without blood-flow restriction. Both groups underwent the same testing pre- and post-training: i) treadmill incremental test to obtain the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max); ii) rectangular treadmill test at 8 km/h to measure running economy; iii) two maximum isometric contractions of the knee extensors and knee flexors to measure maximum voluntary contraction, maximum rate of force development, and semitendinosus, biceps femorus, rectus femorus, and vastus lateralis EMG activity; iv) estimation of plantar flexors muscle-tendon stiffness; and v) measurement of the thigh muscle-bone cross sectional area using ultrasound imaging. Twenty-eight training sessions (7 days per week) of 20-minutes of continuous walking were performed. The blood-flow restriction group trained with both legs restricted at a ...
A skeletal muscle that is stretched while contracting will produce more force at steady state than if it is stretched passively and then stimulated to contract. This phenomenon is known as residual fo
1. Plasma catecholamine, haemodynamic and metabolic responses to sustained isometric exercise were studied in eight healthy subjects, who maintained handgrip at the 30% level of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) for as long as possible.. 2. The sustained handgrip was accompanied by a significant increase in plasma noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (A) concentrations.. 3. The increase in plasma NA during handgrip was greater than that associated with heavy dynamic work involving large muscle groups.. 4. The results suggest that the known haemodynamic responses to static effort are related to a powerful activation of the adrenergic system, which may result from a reflex mechanism initiated in the exercising muscles. ...
Properties of the human neck which may influence a persons susceptibility to whiplash injury during lateral impact have been studied in 96 normal subjects. Subjects were chosen on the basis of age, sex, and stature and data were grouped into six primary categories based on sex (F, M) and age (18-24, 35-44, 62-74). The data include: measures of head, neck and body anthropometry in standing and simulated automotive seating positions, three-dimensional range of motion of the head and neck, head/neck response to low-level acceleration, and both stretch reflex time and voluntary isometric muscle force in the lateral direction. Reflex times are found to vary from about 30 to 70 ms with young and middle aged persons having faster times than older persons, and females having faster times than males. Muscle strength decreases with age and males are, on the average, stronger than females ...
In this section you will learn about isometric strength and find some exercises. Isometric or static strength training is an exercise form where no motion is involved. The muscle is contracted statically, but there is no movement at the joint.
Isometric exercise is a modified type of resistance training often used for rehabilitating an injury. Its also a useful fitness tool for people with arthritis, since it puts less stress on the joints. Isometric exercises arent an effective strategy for increasing athletic performance but they can help strengthen an ...
A versatile bidirectional isometric exercise device is provided in the form of an inflatable flexible exercise ball (10A-C), about 46 cm (18 inches) in diameter, fitted with a pair of looped handles (12A-B, 30A, 30C), secured to diametrically opposite points of the ball, through which arms or legs can be placed for performing specialized exercises that use the ball (10A-C) in a tension mode. The ball (10A-C) is only partially inflated so as to provide soft compliant accommodation to various body surfaces, and can be utilized bidirectionally, i.e. either in compression or in tension, in conjunction with various body parts such as hands, legs, knees, feet, etc., for a broad array of isometric muscle exercises directed to overall body strengthening, particularly for persons prone to and/or desiring protection from the effects of osteoporosis. A sequence of recommended exercises may be depicted directly on the surface of the ball (10A-C). Attachment of the handles (12A-B) to the main ball portion may be
TY - JOUR. T1 - Muscle activation is enhanced with multi- and uni-articular bilateral versus unilateral contractions. AU - Behm, D.G.. AU - Power, K.E.. AU - Drinkwater, Eric. N1 - Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. ISSNs: 1066-7814; PY - 2003. Y1 - 2003. N2 - Ten resistance trained (RT) and 6 non-resistance trained (NRT) subjects were used to determine differences in quadriceps activation between isometric single and double knee extensions and squat contractions. Greater inactivation, as measured by the interpolated twitch technique, was recorded with single (RT: 16.5%, NRT: 17.6%) than double leg extensions (RT: 8.4%, NRT: 13.4%) or squats (RT: 4.03%, NRT: 1.7%). There was no significant difference between the maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) force of the dominant leg during single and double leg extensions. However, in NRT subjects, the contralateral or non-dominant leg during double leg extensions exhibited ...
Strong interactions between cross-bridges (XB) and regulatory units (RU) lead to a steep response of cardiac muscle to an increase in intracellular calcium. We developed a model to quantitatively assess the influence of different types of interactions within the sarcomere on the properties of cardiac muscle. In the model, the ensembles consisting of cross-bridge groups connected by elastic tropomyosin are introduced, and their dynamics is described by a set of partial differential equations. Through large scans in the free energy landscape, we demonstrate the different influence of RU-RU, XB-XB, and XB-RU interactions on the cooperativity coefficient of calcium binding, developed maximal force, and calcium sensitivity. The model solution was fitted to reproduce experimental data on force development during isometric contraction, shortening in physiological contraction, and ATP consumption by acto-myosin. On the basis of the fits, we quantified the free energy change introduced through RU-RU and ...
Principal Investigator:YAMAZAKI Yoshihiko, Project Period (FY):1992 - 1993, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for General Scientific Research (C), Research Field:体育学
Isometric exercises, or static exercises, are quick, intense, and may help boost your endurance on the bike. Heres what you should know.
This is a three-stage exercise. Sit comfortably in an upright position. Your head is erect. First, place your right hand, fingers pointing upward, on the right side of your face, directly in front of your ear. Using your right hand to provide gentle continuous resistance, try to turn your head to the right. Imagine youre trying to look over your right shoulder. Make sure to keep your hand in its initial position - dont let it slip!. Youll feel your neck muscles contracting on the right. This is an isometric exercise, so youre not really going anywhere. Apply continuous muscular contraction and continuous gentle resistance for 6 seconds. Gently relax and return to the starting position.. Next, begin by turning your head to the right, to about halfway of your pain-free range of motion. Place your right hand, fingers pointing upward, on the right side of your face, directly in front of your ear. Apply gentle continuous resistance as you try to turn your head to the right. Apply continuous ...
System, method and apparatus for carrying out isometric exercises for therapeutic purposes. As employed in a therapeutic mode the apparatus may only be programmed within mandated therapeutic parameter limitations. During therapeutic trials, the user is visually and aurally cued throughout the test sequence and the therapeutic data evolved during the regimen is recorded and recoverable from archival memory. Particular target force modes can be selected to allow stimulation of nitric oxide release, and modulation of serum lipid composition.
You want to keep those great thighs of youth, but your busy schedule makes it difficult to exercise. Isometric exercises, contractions performed from a static position without joint movement, help ...
I do not know what natural contractions feel like however contractions brought on by pitocin are the precise absolute plain satan. At 38 weeks I woke to them happening every 10 minutes - tho they eased after I moved & they had been brief & not painful, so I didnt fear an excessive amount of.. Apply labor contractions are in any other case known as Braxton Hicks contractions and are widespread from week 32 until birth. Nonetheless, in the event youre writing a tutorial paper or the rest thats formal, you could want to keep away from contractions. The time between contractions includes the length or length of the contraction and the minutes in between the contractions (called the interval).. Should you go to the hospital only to search out out that youre having false labor, dont feel unhealthy about it. It is sometimes laborious to know the difference between actual and false labor. One of the reasons it is troublesome to answer the question what do contractions feel like is because the ...
In this article, we describe an approach to model the electromechanical behavior of the skeletal muscle based on the Huxley formulation. We propose a model
My work involves Tomography of Insect flight muscle, which provides 3-D in situ information of various components of the muscle. 3-D Correspondence analysis is used to process a large number of repeats extracted from tomograms. By atomic model fitting, we can access details of the interaction between muscle proteins. Tomograms of muscles in different states have been collected, including the Ca-activated isometric contraction, and its response to quick stretch and quick release. With the help of newly-developed techniques and improved facilities, we hope to get a better understanding of muscle activation, force-generation, responses to length-changing, and various other mechanisms.. ...
I would be very careful with asymmetric movements, especially with heavy weight. Ive incorporated these types of movements in my workout over the years and have found some problems. The heavy lunge for example created bad strains in my sacro-iliac joint, whereas two-leg exercises are no problem. Kickbacks, DB rows, etc. started giving me severe strains in the obliques and even illipsoas muscles. All problems went away when I removed these asymmetric movements. Asymmetric movements with weights seem natural, after all walking and running are asymmetric, but when done with very heavy weight it can simply create too much torque for some of the small stabilizing muscles that have to maintain a strong isometric contraction for the duration of a set. I also notice that with heavy asymmetric exercises, theres a tendency to cheat more, borrowing from the stabilizing muscles at the expense of the primary movers.. ReplyDelete ...
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Answer: The #majorkey is understanding what type of contractile action is needed to both generate and absorb force.. Force absorption = eccentric. Force production = concentric. Absorbing force requires accepting the forces imparted on a body, and an eccentric contraction is needed for that acceptance. Whereas producing force requires going against the forces imparted on the body, thus a concentric contraction.. Assuming no secondary compensations, there are certain infrasternal angles (ISA) that have greater eccentric ventral cavity bias, and some that have a concentric bias:. Narrow ISA = eccentric bias = Force acceptor. Wide ISA = Concentric bias = Force producer. Now there is a HUGE (HYOOGE? SP) caveat to this: Assuming no secondary compensations.. This is a poor assumption because it seems like all the fam nowadays have compensations left and right. You can have narrows that develop concentric biases that make force absorption whack, and you can have wides that develop weird eccentric ...
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What patient experience drives this preference when nationally experts in cancer care have been actively promoting shared care between GPs and specialists?. We speculated that it is the relationship with the Breast Cancer Nurse (BCN) from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. At this time in most cases, the GP is hardly involved at all. Our data suggested that if the approach to patients in the period following active treatment was limited to discussing physical symptoms and possible side effects of adjuvant therapies then there will be a lost opportunity to help patients to adjust to the experience of breast cancer. From our data one can only speculate whether this would lead to psychological, social or physical problems or whether patients would find other sources of help. However, the importance of the BCN who has the experience and resources to support the woman throughout the process of readjustment but can also recognise the significance of clinical changes in breast tissue is a critical ...
"Cortical control of human motoneuron firing during isometric contraction". Journal of Neurophysiology. 77 (6): 3401-5. doi: ... A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements of one or more ... Although all of the heart's cells have the ability to generate action potentials that trigger cardiac contraction, the ...
Salenius, S. (1997). "Cortical control of human motoneuron firing during isometric contraction". Journal of Neurophysiology. 77 ... electroencephalography to study functional coupling between cortical activity and electromyograms during voluntary contractions ...
Isometric Contraction of Quads. *Quad Sets. - stand against wall, push extended knee against rolled towel. - progress to ... There's a chance that the knee could need another operation to increase the elasticity of the ligament. ... The preferred method of preventing muscle loss is isometric exercises that put zero strain on the knee. Knee extension within ... Range of motion exercise examples include: quadriceps contractions and straight leg raises. In some cases, a continuous passive ...
The Involuntary Contraction Follow Isometric Contraction of Skeletal Muscle in Man, A. Forbes, P.C. Baird, and A. McH. Hopkins ... 1926-09-01). "The involuntary contraction following isometric contraction of skeletal muscle in man". American Journal of ... 1, 81-103, September, 1926 The Relative Duration of Contraction in Flexors And Extensors, P.C. Baird, Jr., and J.F. Fulton. The ...
Contraction speed in Isometric contractions *Rate of rise of force. *Time to peak of a twitch contraction (response to a single ... This is tested by determining the recruitment threshold of a motor unit during isometric contraction in which the force is ... "The orderly recruitment of human motor units during voluntary isometric contractions". J. Physiol. 230 (2): 359-70. doi:10.1113 ... "Some Properties of Motor Unit Action Potential Trains Recorded during Constant Force Isometric Contractions in Man". Kybernetik ...
The patient performs an isometric flexion contraction against resistance of the therapist (Speed's Test). When the therapist's ...
6-bisphosphate in human skeletal muscle during isometric contraction". Biochem. J. 258 (3): 915-8. doi:10.1042/bj2580915. PMC ... 6. It increases in concentration during skeletal muscle contraction. 7. Its dephosphorylation yields glucose-6-phosphate, which ... 6-bisphosphate content in rat skeletal muscle during contraction". Biochem. J. 240 (3): 747-51. doi:10.1042/bj2400747. PMC ...
The frequency content of common synaptic inputs to motoneurones studied during voluntary isometric contraction in man. The ...
"Influence of structure on the tissue dynamics of the human soleus muscle observed in MRI studies during isometric contractions ... "Differential displacement of the human soleus and medial gastrocnemius aponeuroses during isometric plantar flexor contractions ...
Gwin JT, Ferris DP (June 2012). "An EEG-based study of discrete isometric and isotonic human lower limb muscle contractions". ... Electrocortical dynamics were studied in relation to isotonic and isometric lower limb muscle contractions. EEG in combination ...
Oct 2008). "Recovery from supraspinal fatigue is slowed in old adults after fatiguing maximal isometric contractions". J Appl ... Isometric strength and physical cross-sectional area of the elbow flexors and elbow extensors are reduced in old compared with ... Compared to the young group, the old group has lower dorsiflexors isometric torque at all angles, has lower knee extensors ... However, for the maximal effort contractions, there is an appreciable difference in discharge rates between the two age groups ...
Isometric contractions are skeletal muscle contractions that do not cause movement of the muscle. However, isotonic ... The contraction of all the sarcomeres results in the contraction of the whole muscle fiber. This contraction of the myocyte is ... There are four main different types of muscle contraction: twitch, treppe, tetanus and isometric/isotonic. Twitch contraction ... In twitch contraction the length of the contraction may vary depending on the size of the muscle cell. During treppe (or ...
"Intra-ocular pressure changes during maximal isometric contraction: does this reflect intra-cranial pressure or retinal venous ... Movaffaghy, A.; Chamot, S.R.; Petrig, B.L.; Riva, C.E. (1998). "Blood Flow in the Human Optic Nerve Head during Isometric ... Marcus, DF; Edelhauser, HF; Maksud, MG; Wiley, RL (September 1974). "Effects of a sustained muscular contraction on human ... "The Comparison of Intraocular Pressure Reductions after Isometric and Isokinetic Exercises in Normal Individuals". ...
"Intra-ocular pressure changes during maximal isometric contraction: does this reflect intra-cranial pressure or retinal venous ...
... concentric contraction). It also functions to 'lock' the ankle, as in toe-kicking a ball, when held in an isometric contraction ... It functions to stabilize the ankle as the foot hits the ground during the contact phase of walking (eccentric contraction) and ...
Maganaris C.N., Baltzopoulos V. (2000). In vivo mechanics of maximum isometric muscle contraction in man: Implications for ... It is typically used to describe the contraction properties of pennate muscles. It is not the same as the anatomical cross- ...
Moreover, usage of the work loop technique as opposed to other modes of contraction, such as isometric, isotonic and ... For example, a muscle that generates force without changing length (isometric contraction) will show a vertical line 'work loop ... To elicit muscle contraction, the muscle is stimulated by a series of electrical pulses delivered by an electrode to stimulate ... This technique is primarily used for cyclical contractions such as the rhythmic flapping of bird wings or the beating of heart ...
Using the effects of an isometric contraction followed by a sudden relaxation (post-isometric relaxation) can normalise the ... Close to the end of the movement the practitioner will build up a light resistance which ends in an isometric contraction. The ... a contracted myofibril will lose its holding pattern during the post-isometric phase of movement. Hayashi in his Reader, 2nd ed ...
Contraction of muscle under isometric conditions results in a muscle belly displacement. A tensiomyography sensor is connected ... Delay time (Td) as a time between the electrical impulse and 10% of the contraction; Contraction time (Tc) as a time between 10 ... The sensor contains a tip designed to register muscle's contraction. Muscle contraction is induced with twitch type (one ... evidence-based measurement method that precisely measures the speed of muscle contraction under isometric conditions. It is ...
During isometric contractions the series elastic component is under tension and therefore is stretched a finite amount. Because ... Therefore, the higher the load applied to the muscle, the lower the contraction velocity. Similarly, the higher the contraction ... is the velocity of contraction F 0 {\displaystyle F_{0}} is the maximum isometric tension (or load) generated in the muscle a ... Muscle contraction Hill, A.V. (October 1938). "The heat of shortening and dynamics constants of muscles". Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B ...
Soreness can theoretically be avoided by limiting exercise to concentric and isometric contractions.[11]:112 But eccentric ... In one study, a first bout of 10, 20 or 50 contractions provided equal protection for a second bout of 50 contractions three ... Isometric (static) exercise causes much less soreness, and concentric (shortening) exercise causes none.[2]:63 ... This theory has been largely rejected, as concentric contractions which also produce lactic acid have been unable to cause DOMS ...
This resistance against the patient's motion allows for isometric contraction of the patient's muscle. Once the patient relaxes ... The repetition of alternating cycles of contraction and subsequent relaxation help the treated muscle improve its range of ... Muscle energy techniques address somatic dysfunction through stretching and muscle contraction. For example, if a person is ...
In the case of fatigue in a 30-second isometric contraction, the first window may be the first second, the second window might ... After a period of maximum contraction, the nerve's signal reduces in frequency and the force generated by the contraction ... and isometric contractions), vertical jump heights, other field tests of lower body power, reduced throwing velocities, reduced ... reducing their inhibition of contraction and leaving potassium ions as the only restricting influence on muscle contractions, ...
Kinds of contraction[edit]. There are four main different types of muscle contraction: twitch, treppe, tetanus and isometric/ ... Isometric contractions are skeletal muscle contractions that do not cause movement of the muscle. However, isotonic ... The contraction of all the sarcomeres results in the contraction of the whole muscle fiber. This contraction of the myocyte is ... in which a single stimulus signals for a single contraction. In twitch contraction the length of the contraction may vary ...
1997). "Cortical control of human motoneuron firing during isometric contraction". J Neurophysiol. 77 (6): 3401-3405. PMID ... A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements of one or more ... Although all of the heart's cells have the ability to generate action potentials that trigger cardiac contraction, the ...
To help with lifts, the concept of isometric contraction, during which the length of muscle remains the same during contraction ... Local intra-articular hip pain has been shown to inhibit gluteal contraction potential, meaning that hip pain could be a main ... Being less common than lumbar hyperlordosis, hypolordosis (also known as flatback) occurs when there's less of a curve in the ... Missing or empty ,url= (help) Choi, Sil-ah (April 2015). "Isometric hip abduction using a Thera-Band alters gluteus maximus ...
The patient's isometric contraction has the correct amount of force, the correct direction of effort (away from the restrictive ... As the patient performs an isometric contraction, the following physiologic changes occur: Golgi tendon organ activation ... For example, contraction of a muscle on the right side leads to relaxation of the same muscle on the left side. A 2015 Cochrane ... Joint mobilization using muscle force: Use muscle contraction to restore range of motion in a joint. Oculocephalogyric reflex: ...
The murmur increases with squatting and decreases with standing and isometric muscular contraction such as the Valsalva ... As a consequence of this stenosis, the left ventricle must generate a higher pressure with each contraction to effectively move ...
... an isometric contraction). Manual calculations are usually performed using the top-down analysis on a six or seven-link model, ...
... they include isometric contraction (no movement), isotonic contraction and concentric contraction (shortening). ... Eccentric contraction may result in delayed onset muscle soreness however; the contraction itself does not cause muscle damage ... Eccentric contractions and cardiac output: With lower cost of oxygen how would eccentric exercise affect the heart? A study was ... An eccentric contraction is the motion of an active muscle while it is lengthening under load. Eccentric training is ...
However, all three use the movement of actin against myosin to create contraction. In skeletal muscle, contraction is ... of force per square centimeter of muscle cross-sectional area when isometric and at optimal length.[17] Some invertebrate ... As contraction starts, it is used up in seconds. More ATP is generated from creatine phosphate for about 15 seconds. (b) Each ... Since contraction occurs at the same time for all connected sarcomeres in a muscles cell, these chains of sarcomeres shorten ...
Contraction of the latissimus dorsi muscle of another artistic gymnast on still rings. ... Coordination of 19 muscle segments within three shoulder muscles during isometric motor tasks". J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 17 (1 ...
The deltoid is responsible for elevating the arm in the scapular plane and its contraction in doing this also elevates the ... 2007). Muscles within muscles: Coordination of 19 muscle segments within three shoulder muscles during isometric motor tasks. J ... there is a simultaneous contraction of some of the muscles of the rotator cuff: the infraspinatus and subscapularis primarily ... it is assisted by simultaneous co-contraction of anterior/posterior fibers.[23] ...
At this rope length the skier's body is experiencing intense isometric contractions and extreme upper body torque with loads of ...
Jump squat - a plyometrics exercise where the squatter engages in a rapid eccentric contraction and jumps forcefully off the ... Some people believe this form of isometric training allows for greater gains in the squat compared to a traditional Olympic ... reaching maximal contraction at the bottom of the movement while slowing and reversing descent. The muscles around the hips ...
... is a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which ... Examples include weight training, circuit training, isometric exercise, gymnastics, plyometrics, Parkour, yoga, Pilates, Super ... These often specify that the speed of muscle contraction during weight training should be the same as that of the particular ... This consists of the time spent in the concentric or the shortening phase, peak contraction phase, as well as the eccentric or ...
Contraction of the latissimus dorsi muscle of the artistic gymnast Marc Plieninger, using the rings at the German Youth ... 2007). Muscles within muscles: Coordination of 19 muscle segments within three shoulder muscles during isometric motor tasks. J ...
Kinds of contractionEdit. There are four main different types of muscle contraction: twitch, treppe, tetanus and isometric/ ... Isometric contractions are skeletal muscle contractions that do not cause movement of the muscle. However, isotonic ... The contraction of all the sarcomeres results in the contraction of the whole muscle fiber. This contraction of the myocyte is ... Twitch contraction is the process in which a single stimulus signals for a single contraction. In twitch contraction the length ...
The Ricci curvature tensor is the contraction of the first and third indices of the Riemann tensor. ... that measures the extent to which the metric tensor is not locally isometric to that of Euclidean space. The curvature tensor ...
A contraction refers specifically to the motion of the uterus[3] as part of the process of childbirth. Contractions, and labour ... Contractions become longer as labour intensifies. Prior to actual labour, women may experience Braxton Hicks contractions, ... These contractions may be uncomfortable or even painful, but they are generally significantly less painful than contractions ... A uterine contraction is a muscle contraction of the uterine smooth muscle. ...
"Fatigue effects on the electromechanical delay components during the relaxation phase after isometric contraction". Acta ... Cellular physiology and contractionEdit. In addition to the actin and myosin components that constitute the sarcomere, skeletal ... Contracting muscles produce vibration and sound.[9] Slow twitch fibers produce 10 to 30 contractions per second (10 to 30 Hz). ... Contraction-induced changes in intracellular calcium or reactive oxygen species provide signals to diverse pathways that ...
Salenius, S. (1997). "Cortical control of human motoneuron firing during isometric contraction". Journal of Neurophysiology. 77 ... electroencephalography to study functional coupling between cortical activity and electromyograms during voluntary contractions ...
Examples include weight training, circuit training, isometric exercise, gymnastics, plyometrics, Parkour, yoga, Pilates, Super ... These often specify that the speed of muscle contraction during weight training should be the same as that of the particular ... This consists of the time spent in the concentric or the shortening phase, peak contraction phase, as well as the eccentric or ... Strength training with isometric exercise was popularised by Charles Atlas from the 1930s onwards. The 1960s saw the gradual ...
Growth in juveniles is usually allometric, whilst adult growth is isometric.[87] ... Oxygenated water is taken into the mantle cavity to the gills and through muscular contraction of this cavity, the spent water ... nearly tripling the amount of contractions of the mantle.[79] To ensure the fertilization of the eggs, female cephalopods ... The water flow is controlled by contractions of the radial and circular mantle cavity muscles.[36] ...
"There's less flesh on our bodies than on a skeleton," Francis said.[76]. Francis Pélissier said much later: "Londres was a ... "Isometrics or Steroids? Exploring New Frontiers Of Strength in the Early 1960s" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. 20 (1). ... I knew this was going on, but there's absolutely nothing you can do as an athlete. You have to believe governing bodies are ...
To help with lifts, the concept of isometric contraction, during which the length of muscle remains the same during contraction ... Being less common than lumbar hyperlordosis, hypolordosis (also known as flatback) occurs when there's less of a curve in the ... Choi, Sil-ah (April 2015). "Isometric hip abduction using a Thera-Band alters gluteus maximus muscle activity and the anterior ... Local intra-articular hip pain has been shown to inhibit gluteal contraction potential,[18] meaning that hip pain could be a ...
The cause of disproportionate intermittent contractions of either flexors or extensors or the cause of cramps is unknown. The ... they also have tonus in the sense that although their contractions are not matched with those of antagonist muscles, the non- ... is the continuous and passive partial contraction of the muscles, or the muscle's resistance to passive stretch during resting ...
Premature ventricular contractionEdit. Premature ventricular contraction causes early emptying of the left ventricle (LV) into ... The greatest isometric active tension is developed when a muscle is at its optimal length. In most relaxed skeletal muscle ... The stretching of the muscle fibers augments cardiac muscle contraction by increasing the calcium sensitivity of the myofibrils ... Since the next ventricular contraction occurs at its regular time, the filling time for the LV increases, causing an increased ...
... use as inhibitor of muscle contraction". Pflügers Archiv. 455 (6): 995-1005. doi:10.1007/s00424-007-0375-3. PMID 17994251.. ... isometric force development 3.17 ± 0.43 μM[30] Drosophila nonmuscle myosin-2 actin activated ATPase no inhibition[31] ... At the organ level blebbistatin stops the contraction of skeletal muscle [15] or heart muscle.[16] Blebbistatin has also been ... "Potent inhibition of arterial smooth muscle tonic contractions by the selective myosin II inhibitor, blebbistatin". The Journal ...
Certain parts of the game consist of platforming in isometric view. All the non-player characters (some voice-acted) exist in ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Petit, Carolyne (April 8, 2009). "There's compelling dungeon-crawling action to be ...
Get a Smaller Waist with Isometric Contraction ** smaller waist I Want a Smaller Waist! My abdominoplasty surgery led to an ... Get a Smaller Waist with Isometric Contractions. Cheryl Ann BornePatient Advocate. Aug 22, 2013. ... BodyBuilding.com recommends using this method of isometric contraction to develop the muscles in your stomach. It works best on ... Week 1 - do 3 sets of isometric contractions of 20 seconds each ... Week 2 - do 3 sets of isometric contractions of 40 seconds each ...
Isometric. "Isometric" means "same length," and in contractions of this variety, the muscle does not shorten and its tension ... While the entire muscle does not change length during an isometric contraction, the individual muscle fibers will shorten. As ... Isotonic contractions come in two varieties: concentric and eccentric. In a concentric contraction, the muscle shortens when ... A third type of contraction is "isokinetic," or "same motion." In these contractions, the muscle shortens at a consistent rate ...
Length of muscle, and the heat and tension developed in an isometric contraction.. Hill AV. ...
... ... During the complete contraction phase, patients were asked to breathe out. This procedure was repeated three times. A one- ... By involving an isometric MVC test, nurses, therapists, and doctors are able to recommend specific exercise programs without ... The isometric MVC test of the quadriceps muscle was performed unidirectionally with a customary load cell (DigiMax, MechaTronic ...
... Arun Aggarwal ... This study suggests that MUNE is more sensitive for monitoring disease progression than maximal voluntary isometric contraction ... Despite this, maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) has been reported as a clinically useful, reliable, and ... We performed a study on a group of asymptomatic subjects that showed a lack of correlation between isometric grip strength and ...
... Julian Borejdo; P. Muthu; J. Talent; I. Akopova; ... It is not self-evident, however, that the mechanical cycle occurs during steady-state isometric contraction where no work is ... Julian Borejdo, P. Muthu, J. Talent, I. Akopova, Thomas P. Burghardt, "Rotation of actin monomers during isometric contraction ... Julian Borejdo, P. Muthu, J. Talent, I. Akopova, Thomas P. Burghardt, "Rotation of actin monomers during isometric contraction ...
... and repeated isometric contractions (30) at 1.13 rad was examined. Performance was assessed by the isometric force at ankle ... Rest periods (3 min) between contractions (1900 ms) eliminated effects of fatigue. Isometric contractions resulted in a linear ... and repeated isometric contractions (30) at 1.13 rad was examined. Performance was assessed by the isometric force at ankle ... Half contraction times increased linearly for stretches but were larger than for isometric contractions. Reductions in ...
Force variability during isometric biceps contraction in children with secondary dystonia due to cerebral palsy†. ... Chu, W. T. V. and Sanger, T. D. (2009), Force variability during isometric biceps contraction in children with secondary ...
... electromyogram from upper and lower limb muscles of six healthy right-handed adults during voluntary isometric contraction. The ... Cortical control of human motoneuron firing during isometric contraction J Neurophysiol. 1997 Jun;77(6):3401-5. doi: 10.1152/jn ... but the rhythmic output may also serve to optimize motor cortex output during isometric contractions. ... electromyogram from upper and lower limb muscles of six healthy right-handed adults during voluntary isometric contraction. The ...
... a sustained submaximal fatiguing contraction at 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). A series of short contractions of the ... a sustained submaximal fatiguing contraction at 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). A series of short contractions of the ... Together, these preliminary observations indicate that the response to an isometric fatiguing contraction differs between the ... During the sustained fatiguing contraction, the mean rate of change of the firing rate across all detected motor units was ...
... signals and its application to fatigue analysis during isometric muscle contraction. The conventional time-dependent PSD es ... Time-dependent power spectral density estimation of surface electromyography during isometric muscle contraction: methods and ... signals and its application to fatigue analysis during isometric muscle contraction. The conventional time-dependent PSD ...
sustained isometric contraction task at 30% MVC followed by a 10. -. s. sustained isometric contraction at 100% MVC separated ... contraction, 1. -. s. relaxation) isometric contractions task ( 60. -. s. duration) at 30% MVC. Following a 150. -. s. rest, ... 1-s contraction, 1-s relaxation) isometric contraction task at 30% of maximal voluntary contraction (30% MVC) and maximal (100 ... contraction, 1. -. s. relaxation) isometric contractions of the elbow flexors were related to the exercise intensity (20, 40, ...
... of their maximum voluntary contraction on an isometric hand dynamometer as long as possible. The subjects were divided into two ... Title : THE INFLUENCE OF COMPETITION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF AN ISOMETRIC MUSCLE CONTRACTION. ... of their maximum voluntary contraction on an isometric hand dynamometer as long as possible. The subjects were divided into two ... Descriptors : (*MUSCLES, EFFICIENCY), CONTRACTION, ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), MOTIVATION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), ...
If you are interested in learning about the many types of isometric contraction exercises and how they will improve your sports ... Muscle Contraction Types - Part 2. The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training ... Muscle Contraction Types - Part 1. The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training ... What is Isometrics Training. The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training ...
Metabolic and Myoelectrical Effects of Acute Hypoxaemia during Isometric Contraction of Forearm Muscles in Humans: A Combined ... performing isometric contraction of forearm flexor muscles sustained at 60% maximum value of force under aerobic or acute ... Metabolic and Myoelectrical Effects of Acute Hypoxaemia during Isometric Contraction of Forearm Muscles in Humans: A Combined ... 3. The 5 min hypoxaemic rest preceding contraction did not affect the phosphocreatine level and pH value. Under both conditions ...
THE ACTION OF SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES ON ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION AND PHOSPHORYLASE ACTIVITY OF THE ISOLATED RAT HEART. Walther R. ... THE ACTION OF SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES ON ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION AND PHOSPHORYLASE ACTIVITY OF THE ISOLATED RAT HEART. Walther R. ... THE ACTION OF SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES ON ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION AND PHOSPHORYLASE ACTIVITY OF THE ISOLATED RAT HEART. Walther R. ... THE ACTION OF SYMPATHOMIMETIC AMINES ON ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION AND PHOSPHORYLASE ACTIVITY OF THE ISOLATED RAT HEART ...
Antagonist activity at guinea pig atrial beta adrenergic receptor assessed as isometric contractions at 5 x 10-5 M by force ...
In vitro inhibition of Isometric contractions from longitudinal muscle myenteric plexus preparations with responses to the NK3 ...
Halothane and Isometric Contractions of Isolated Pregnant Rat Myometrium Nicholas J. Naffalin, M.B., Ch.B.; W. P. C. Phear, B. ... Halothane and Isometric Contractions of Isolated Pregnant Rat Myometrium You will receive an email whenever this article is ... Halothane and Isometric Contractions of Isolated Pregnant Rat Myometrium. Anesthesiology 4 1975, Vol.42, 458-463. doi: ... Nicholas J. Naffalin, W. P. C. Phear, Alan H. Goldberg; Halothane and Isometric Contractions of Isolated Pregnant Rat ...
Home » Blog » News » The Effect of Including a Series of Isometric Conditioning Contractions to the Rowing WarmUp on 1,000M ... The Effect of Including a Series of Isometric Conditioning Contractions to the Rowing WarmUp on 1,000M Rowing Ergometer Time ...
... concentric and eccentric contractions. I: Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology. 2007 ; Bind 17, Nr. 3. s. 336-347. ... T1 - A comparison between mechanomyographic condenser microphone and accelerometer measurements during submaximal isometric, ... title = "A comparison between mechanomyographic condenser microphone and accelerometer measurements during submaximal isometric ... A comparison between mechanomyographic condenser microphone and accelerometer measurements during submaximal isometric, ...
... and maximal force exerted for the three types of muscle contractions. (RC) ... This study determined the maximal mean values for concentric and eccentric back-lift strength as well as isometric, and ... Relationship Between Erectores Spinae Voltage and Back-Lift Strength for Isometric, Concentric, and Eccentric Contractions ... This study determined the maximal mean values for concentric and eccentric back-lift strength as well as isometric, and ...
Energy liberation and chemical change in frog skeletal muscle during single isometric tetanic contractions.. E Homsher, J A ... Energy liberation and chemical change in frog skeletal muscle during single isometric tetanic contractions. ... Recent data obtained from Rana temporaria sartorius muscles during an isometric tetanus indicate that the time-course of ... Lond.) 218:)63). As this conclusion is important to an understanding of the chemical energetics of contraction, similar ...
Rapid Contraction / Isometric contraction / Elbow joint / Monopolar surface EMG / Human. / 表面筋電図 / 単極導出法 / ヒト / 単極導大法. ... Normal subjects exerted isometric torque at a rapid rate of contraction with different amplitude targets, and at different ... These results suggest that rapid isometric contractions are controlled by an amplitude-modulated pulse of agonist activation, ... Publications] YOSHIHIKO YAMAZAKI: An electromyographic volley at initiation of rapid isometric contractions of the elbow ...
Isometric contraction of the abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADM) has been studied in six normal subjects. Twitch contraction ... Isometric contraction of the abductor digiti minimi muscle in man. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry., 1974; 37(7): 825-34, PMID: ... Isometric contraction of the abductor digiti minimi muscle in man. Year: 1974 ... Nine threshold tetanic contractions were evoked in two subjects. In eight tetanic torque progressively fatigued to between 14 ...
The Effectiveness of Isometric Contractions Compared With Isotonic Contractions in Reducing Pain For In-Season Athletes With ... Focused Clinical Question: How effective are isometric contractions compared with isotonic contractions in reducing pain for in ... Isometric contractions appear to provide greater pain relief immediately after intervention. Strength of Recommendation: There ... Clinical Bottom Line: Current evidence supports the use of isometric and isotonic contractions to reduce pain for in-season ...
Isometric handgrip fatigue exercise was maintained for 30s within the range 50-60% of the maximal voluntary contraction. From ... Static stretching increases muscle fatigue during submaximal sustained isometric contractions. Trajano G. 1, Pinho C. 2, Costa ... Static stretching increases muscle fatigue during submaximal sustained isometric contractions. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2015 ... CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that static stretching performed immediately before submaximal isometric muscle actions may ...
"Muscle damage protective effect by two maximal isometric contractions on maximal eccentric exercise of the elbow flexors of the ... Muscle damage protective effect by two maximal isometric contractions on maximal eccentric... Chen, T. C.; Lin, M. J.; Chen, H ... Muscle damage protective effect by two maximal isometric contractions on maximal eccentric exercise of the elbow flexors of the ... Muscle damage protective effect by two maximal isometric contractions on maximal eccentric exercise of the elbow flexors of the ...
Motor unit firing behaviour of soleus muscle in isometric and dynamic contractions. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(2):e53425. doi:10.1371/ ... overall dynamic contractions may be preferable over isometric contractions for normalization purposes. ... Motor unit firing behaviour of soleus muscle in isometric and dynamic contractions. . PLoS ONE. . 2013. ;. 8. (. 2. ):. e53425 ... Differences in Maximum Voluntary Excitation Between Isometric and Dynamic Contractions are Age-Dependent. in Journal of Applied ...
... before three maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) trials for each position were obtained in a randomized, ... A comparison of two gluteus maximus EMG maximum voluntary isometric contraction positions. Bret Contreras1, Andrew D. Vigotsky​ ... Hip muscle activity during isometric contraction of hip abduction.. Journal of Physical Therapy Science 26:187-190 ... Maximum voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC) are often used to normalize electromyography (EMG) signals. It is important to ...
  • BodyBuilding.com recommends using this method of isometric contraction to develop the muscles in your stomach. (healthcentral.com)
  • Different types of activities require your muscles to work in different ways, requiring certain types of muscle contraction. (livestrong.com)
  • Performance of rat plantar flexor muscles by active stretching during ankle rotations and isometric contractions. (cdc.gov)
  • The performance of rat plantar flexor muscles by repeated stretches (30) using velocity-controlled ankle rotations from 1.57 to 0.70 rad (0.87 rad s-1: slow stretch, 10.47 rad s-1: fast stretch) and repeated isometric contractions (30) at 1.13 rad was examined. (cdc.gov)
  • We recorded whole scalp magnetoencephalographic (MEG) signals simultaneously with the surface electromyogram from upper and lower limb muscles of six healthy right-handed adults during voluntary isometric contraction. (nih.gov)
  • The 3 Types of Muscle Contractions Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Your speed training program will deliver your best sports performance when you train your muscles with all three! (athleticquickness.com)
  • 2. 31 P-Magnetic resonance spectra and surface electromyograms were simultaneously recorded in six subjects (three women and three men) performing isometric contraction of forearm flexor muscles sustained at 60% maximum value of force under aerobic or acute hypoxaemic conditions (inhalation of a gas mixture containing 12% O 2 ). (portlandpress.com)
  • Recent data obtained from Rana temporaria sartorius muscles during an isometric tetanus indicate that the time-course of phosphocreatine (PC) splitting cannot account for the total energy (heat + work) liberation (Gilbert et al. (rupress.org)
  • As this conclusion is important to an understanding of the chemical energetics of contraction, similar experments were performed on unpoisoned, oxygenated Rana pipiens sartorius muscles. (rupress.org)
  • In the fastest contractions, the agonist triceps and antagonist biceps muscles showed an electromyographic volley characterized by a slow wave with an initial negative and subsequent positive phases. (nii.ac.jp)
  • 05). Normalization to dynamic contractions resulted in lower between-participant variance of electromyography amplitudes, though not for all muscles, and decreased the number of normalized signals exceeding 100% in young women. (humankinetics.com)
  • In an attempt to provide a possible solution for a device capable of multi-joint hand forces measurement and disseminate it to the research community, this paper presents the mechanical and electronic design of an instrumented platform for assessment of isometric hand muscles contractions. (lu.se)
  • carpopedal contraction the condition resulting from chronic shortening of the muscles of the upper and lower limbs including the fingers and toes, seen in tetany . (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Isometric exercises involve contraction of muscles while they are at a fixed length, such that little or no joint motion is taking place. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Power Plate exercise, Dead lifts, Squats and Lounge are very burdensome exercise for knee, therefore exercises to strengthen leg muscles (thigh and hamstring) isometrically contractions are very much needed and necessary. (fitwithme.org)
  • Although the focus is typically on the concentric contraction when you are lifting the weight, your quadricep muscles are contracting during other phases of the movement. (livestrong.com)
  • this type of contraction occurs when your muscles exert equal force against the resistance. (livestrong.com)
  • An eccentric contraction occurs when your muscles do not exert enough force against the resistance, so the muscle lengthens. (livestrong.com)
  • In the body, the tension developed by muscles in an attempt to lift an excessive load approximates isometric muscle contraction. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Which of the following types of contractions is occurring in his muscles when he's trying-but failing-to do this lift? (clutchprep.com)
  • Which of the following types of contractions is occurring in his muscles when he's completing this lift? (clutchprep.com)
  • Interestingly, the knee extensors have, on average, been observed to have a relatively low activation during a maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) compared to other muscles or muscle groups, including the biceps, brachialis, adductor pollicis, tibialis anterior, and ankle plantarflexors [5]. (symbiosisonlinepublishing.com)
  • In this study we explore the feasibility of using displacement fields to quantify whole muscle 3D strain patterns during submaximal voluntary contractions of the dorsiflexor muscles. (ismrm.org)
  • To investigate the relative activation of the synergistic muscles during three different types of muscle contraction, the electromyograms (EMG) of two elbow flexor muscles, the biceps brachii (BB) and the brachioradialis (BR), have been compared. (elsevier.com)
  • These results indicated that the activation pattern in the two elbow flexor muscles varied with the muscle contraction pattern. (elsevier.com)
  • Thus, while in vertebrates the force of contraction of muscles is regulated by how many motor units are activated, in invertebrates it is controlled by regulating the balance between excitatory and inhibitory signals . (wikipedia.org)
  • We investigated the structural correlates of pMA during isometric contractions of hand muscles with increasing force demands on a whole-brain level by means of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). (mpg.de)
  • To identify effects of a deviant motor drive in the autospectral power of dystonic muscles during voluntary contraction in cervical dystonia patients. (tudelft.nl)
  • abstract = "ObjectiveTo identify effects of a deviant motor drive in the autospectral power of dystonic muscles during voluntary contraction in cervical dystonia patients.MethodsSubmaximal (20%) isometric head-neck tasks were performed with the head fixed, measuring surface EMG of the sternocleidomastoid, splenius capitis and semispinalis capitis in CD patients and controls. (tudelft.nl)
  • Normally people would never think about this, but when they are doing these contractions and holding them in place for a set time frame it is going to make it easier for the muscles to heal. (clown-ministry.com)
  • Subjects produced a 6-sec isometric contraction with the hamstring muscles 10 degrees below the final position in the contract-relax stretch, but not in the static stretch. (nih.gov)
  • To prevent unwanted movement, many of your upper body muscles remain contracted -- this is called an isometric contraction. (azcentral.com)
  • For example, athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI) have a delayed contraction reaction in the peroneal muscles when they experience an inversion perturbation. (sportsinjurybulletin.com)
  • Concentric contractions are a central aspect of the growth and development of muscles. (verywellfit.com)
  • Although concentric contractions are vital to achieving growth, they are only one type of contraction that the body relies upon to build muscles. (verywellfit.com)
  • Although weightlifting is the exercise we commonly associate with concentric muscle contractions, there are many ways to activate your muscles as they shorten. (verywellfit.com)
  • Isometric contractions differ from the other two types in that it does not involve either the lengthening or contraction of muscles. (verywellfit.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of antagonist maximum voluntary isometric contraction on the torque and the rate of torque development of the agonist muscles in ankle joint in trained and untrained women at 0° angle joint. (eqoljournal.com)
  • Pujari, AN , Neilson, RD & Cardinale, M 2019, ' Effects of different vibration frequencies, amplitudes and contraction levels on lower limb muscles during graded isometric contractions superimposed on whole body vibration stimulation ', Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering , vol. 6. (elsevier.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Subjects with neck and shoulder pain showed lower oxygenation and blood flow of the trapezius muscles responding to isometric exercise, compared with asymptomatic subjects. (scicombinator.com)
  • Huang, Q.H. / Relationships among muscle deformation, electromyography and torque generated by normal upper arm muscles during isometric contraction . (edu.hk)
  • Time-dependent power spectral density estimation of surface electromyography during isometric muscle contraction: methods and comparisons. (biomedsearch.com)
  • This paper studies the time-dependent power spectral density (PSD) estimation of nonstationary surface electromyography (SEMG) signals and its application to fatigue analysis during isometric muscle contraction. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Maximum voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC) are often used to normalize electromyography (EMG) signals. (peerj.com)
  • Despite this, maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) has been reported as a clinically useful, reliable, and reproducible measure for monitoring disease progression in MND. (hindawi.com)
  • This study suggests that MUNE is more sensitive for monitoring disease progression than maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC), as MUNE correlates with the number of functional motor neurones. (hindawi.com)
  • body mass = 58.2 kg), before three maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) trials for each position were obtained in a randomized, counterbalanced fashion. (peerj.com)
  • This study investigated whether maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC) performed before maximal eccentric contractions (MaxEC) would attenuate muscle damage of the knee extensors. (edu.au)
  • Small but significant changes in maximal voluntary concentric contraction torque, range of motion (ROM) and plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity were evident at immediately to 2 days post-MVIC (p (edu.au)
  • The objective of our studies was to determine the standard clinical orthopedic measures and/or medical history that can best predict muscle activation during a maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of the knee extensors. (symbiosisonlinepublishing.com)
  • Initially the Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction (MVIC) both for plantar(PF) and dorsi flexors(DF) was evaluated. (eqoljournal.com)
  • The following parameters were evaluated before and after DF contraction:Plantar flexion MVIC, Maximal Rate of Torque Development (MRTD), time of MRTD and the RTD for the period 0-30, 0-50, 0-100 and 0-200 ms after the torque onset. (eqoljournal.com)
  • To examine the contributions of central and peripheral factors to isometric muscle fatigue in stroke survivors, this study investigates changes in motor unit (MU) mean firing rate, and action potential duration during, and directly following, a sustained submaximal fatiguing contraction at 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). (frontiersin.org)
  • Thirty-six male subjects from collegiate intramural athletic teams were asked to maintain 50% of their maximum voluntary contraction on an isometric hand dynamometer as long as possible. (dtic.mil)
  • These findings indicate that differences in maximum voluntary excitation across contraction modes are age dependent. (humankinetics.com)
  • Quadriceps strength and voluntary muscle activation were measured with use of a burst-superimposition technique in which a supramaximal burst of electrical stimulation is superimposed on a maximum voluntary isometric contraction. (nih.gov)
  • Representative studies demonstrated that forearm hyperemic response following IMC, measured by plethysmography, increased with isometric handgrip up to 30-40 % of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and was attenuated at a higher tension above 50-80 % of MVC [ 9 , 10 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Methods: In this study, we assessed the 'neuromuscular effects' of graded isometric contractions, of 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% of maximum voluntary contraction, superimposed on whole body vibration stimulation (V) and control (C), i.e., no-vibration in 12 healthy volunteers. (herts.ac.uk)
  • The aim of this study was to compare through surface electromyographic (sEMG) recordings of the maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) on dry land and in water by manual muscle test (MMT). (biomedcentral.com)
  • No significant (P>0.05) differences between the three sessions were found for mean values of torque and TOI parameters during the sustained and repeated tasks at both contraction intensities. (spiedigitallibrary.org)
  • Normal subjects exerted isometric torque at a rapid rate of contraction with different amplitude targets, and at different rates with a constant target. (nii.ac.jp)
  • With a decreasing contraction rate, the agonist volley decreased in the area in correlation with the peak of the torque derivative, retaining a constant duration, while the antagonist volley disappeared. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Maximal voluntary concentric contraction torque, range of motion, plasma creatine kinase activity, and muscle soreness did not change significantly after 2MVIC. (deepdyve.com)
  • Twitch contraction times of ADM ranged from 60 to 68 ms and twitch torque ranged from 2·33 to 6·24 x 10-3 Nm. (galileo-training.com)
  • In eight tetanic torque progressively fatigued to between 14 and 20% within 60-90 seconds, but, in one tetanic contraction, torque proved relatively fatigue resistant. (galileo-training.com)
  • However, after one minute of electrical stimulation to thesame torque level, subjects were able to voluntarily continue the contraction and finally achieve full muscleactivation. (ki.se)
  • Torque-Velocity Relationship A muscle generates the greatest amount of force during fast eccentric lengthening contractions, followed by isometric contractions and slow concentric contractions. (pwnee.com)
  • No significant changes in maximal voluntary concentric contraction peak torque, peak torque angle, range of motion, upper arm circumference, plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and myoglobin concentration, muscle soreness, and ultrasound echo intensity were evident after MVC-ISO. (ntnu.edu.tw)
  • The main purpose of this experiment was to compare dynamic measures of fatigue [maximal torque ( T max ), maximal velocity ( V max ) and maximal power ( P max )] with measures associated with maximal isometric force [isometric maximal voluntary contraction (IMVC) and maximal rate of force development (MRFD)] 10 s after different fatiguing exercises and during the recovery period (1-8 min after). (biologists.org)
  • Peak torque (PT) and acceleration were obtained from isokinetic testing as well as torque at 30 ms (TQ 30 ) and 100 ms (TQ 100 ) from the 45° s −1 contraction. (springer.com)
  • PT and rate of torque development were recorded from the isometric contractions. (springer.com)
  • Cannon J, Kay D, Tarpenning KM, Marino FE (2007) Comparative effects of resistance training on peak isometric torque, muscle hypertrophy, voluntary activation and surface EMG between young and elderly women. (springer.com)
  • Maximal dorsiflexor torque was greater during lengthening compared with shortening and isometric contractions (P 0.001) but was not age dependent (P 0.158). (northumbria.ac.uk)
  • It is demonstrated that despite preserved maximal torque production capacity corticospinal responses are reduced in older compared with younger adults across contraction types along with increased torque variability during dynamic contractions. (northumbria.ac.uk)
  • Examples of isometric exercises include holding a weight in place above the ground or pushing against a stationary object. (livestrong.com)
  • As such, isometric exercises can help to strengthen a muscle. (livestrong.com)
  • Exercises involving isokinetic contractions are often used in rehabilitation settings, and generally require the use of special equipment capable of providing consistent resistance and velocity throughout the activity. (livestrong.com)
  • Part 4 of 4 - Isometrics Part 1 - Muscle Contraction Types Part 2 - Weight Lifting Part 3 - Plyometrics Part 4 - Isometrics In this section, I'm discussing several different types of isometric exercises and define which types of muscle contractions are involved in the exercise, and why that exercise is important to overall athletic performance. (athleticquickness.com)
  • Isometric Training Isometric training exercises are unique for several reasons. (athleticquickness.com)
  • Based on the reviewed literature, clinicians should consider utilizing heavy loaded isometrics or progressive heavy loaded isotonic exercises, which showed reduction in pain levels immediately after intervention and at 4-week follow-up for both intervention groups. (humankinetics.com)
  • Isometric exercises are very useful when the strength of a muscle is to be maintained or increased but the movement of the joint is either contraindicated because of fracture instability or undersirable because of pain. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Isometric exercises can raise blood pressure significantly for the duration of the exercise. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Difference between isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic exercises Strengthening exercises are often classified as isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Isometric exercises are a reasonable initial approach for strengthening in patients who cannot tolerate repetitive joint motion, such as those with painful, inflamed joints. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Although isometric contractions can be learned quickly and can result in rapid strength gains, functional benefits from isometric contraction exercises might be limited to a small range around the joint angle of training. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Isokinetic exercises involve constant speed of motion throughout the joint range during muscle contraction, whereas the amount of resistance may vary throughout the range. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • In summary, isotonic and closed-chain exercises are probably the most beneficial exercises in patients with osteoarthritis, but individuals who find these painful may perform isometric exercises. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • Strengthening is generally initiated with isometrics, advancing to concentric and ultimately eccentric exercises. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • It makes sense that for those segments of Isometric exercises for Body Building humanity who Brent fighting for survival every day Plus), Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Signature Clubs and clubs in Canada. (nowplayingva.org)
  • Find Isometric Exercises Machine a topic yore passionate offspring in the next generation relative to how good other genotypes are at it. (nowplayingva.org)
  • Today, isometric exercises regaining popularity in the fitness world. (fitwithme.org)
  • The exercises of yoga and Pilates classes are mostly isometric nature. (fitwithme.org)
  • Exercises of isometric contraction is play important role in the thickening of the muscle fibers, and thus strengthen a muscle. (fitwithme.org)
  • Isometric exercises definition & how to do isometric exercises. (pwnee.com)
  • Isometric Workout for Muscle Strengthening to Reduce Knee Pain I suggest performing these exercises on both legs, even though you may only have knee pain on one leg. (pwnee.com)
  • According to the , isometric exercises are often prescribed as a path to healing for arthritis and rotator cuff injuries. (pwnee.com)
  • So this is it for Isometric exercises to help with hip and knee pain. (pwnee.com)
  • These types of exercises are referred to as isometric exercises . (study.com)
  • Therefore, isometric exercises are any exercise where the length of the muscle does not change. (study.com)
  • Despite the general definition of fatigue, isometric assessment of fatigue is not interchangeable with dynamic assessment following dynamic exercises with large muscle mass of different intensities, i.e. the results from isometric function cannot be used to estimate dynamic function and vice versa. (biologists.org)
  • The actual process of 'pushing' or 'lifting' in these exercises involves an action known as a concentric muscle contraction. (verywellfit.com)
  • You will also want to build downward flexibility and strength (which eccentric movements accommodate) and increase muscle endurance (which isometric exercises can provide). (verywellfit.com)
  • By contrast, isometric exercises can extend the life of a joint and can even be employed to aid in the recovering from an injury. (verywellfit.com)
  • What Affects the Strength of a Skeletal Muscle Contraction? (livestrong.com)
  • It is concluded that isometric contractions of skeletal muscle can create a force deficit which is much less than that following stretches. (cdc.gov)
  • Energy liberation and chemical change in frog skeletal muscle during single isometric tetanic contractions. (rupress.org)
  • The relation between the chemical and mechanical steps of the myosin-actin ATPase reaction that leads to generation of isometric force in fast skeletal muscle was investigated in demembranated fibers of rabbit psoas muscle by determining the effect of the concentration of inorganic phosphate (Pi) on the stiffness of the half-sarcomere (hs) during transient and steady-state conditions of the isometric contraction (temperature 12 degrees C, sarcomere length 2.5 mum). (unifi.it)
  • Cruciate ligament loading during isometric muscle contractions. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Do isometric and isotonic exercise programs reduce pain in athletes with patellar tendinopathy in-season? (humankinetics.com)
  • Isometric handgrip fatigue exercise was maintained for 30s within the range 50-60% of the maximal voluntary contraction. (minervamedica.it)
  • Nosaka, K. 2018-01-01 00:00:00 Muscle damage after 30 maximal eccentric contractions of the elbow flexors (30MVEC) is reduced when the same exercise is performed by the opposite arm, and when two maximal voluntary isometric contractions at a long muscle length (2MVIC) are performed prior to 30MVEC by the same arm. (deepdyve.com)
  • This study examined the effects of vertical vibration parameters (frequency and amplitude) on the rate of muscle fatigue while subjects performed an isometric single leg squat exercise under WBV until exhaustion. (concordia.ca)
  • First, to clarify what is isometric exercise and contraction? (fitwithme.org)
  • Research shows that 6 minutes of exercise isometric contractions can even replace 30 to 35 minutes classic forms of training in the gym. (fitwithme.org)
  • Three different types of muscle contractions occur during this basic leg exercise. (livestrong.com)
  • The concentric contraction occurs during the lifting phase of the leg extension exercise. (livestrong.com)
  • A great isometric exercise for a knee dislocation is the isometric quadriceps contraction . (study.com)
  • This study investigated whether maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC-ISO) would attenuate the magnitude of eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage. (ntnu.edu.tw)
  • By knowing some isometric exercise examples things on these contractions and the benefits that are present with doing them, it will be isometric exercise definition easy for people to see this is the best exercise possible. (clown-ministry.com)
  • This is when people should know some of the benefits of doing the isometric contraction type of exercise. (clown-ministry.com)
  • Although fatigue can be defined as an exercise-related decrease in maximal power or isometric force, most studies have assessed only isometric force. (biologists.org)
  • Autonomic nervous control of the heart rate during isometric exercise in normal man. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The relative contribution of the efferent components of the autonomic nervous system to the regulation of tachycardia induced by isometric exercise was assessed in 23 normal males. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The isometric exercise (handgrip) was performed at the maximum intensity tolerated by the individual over a period of 10 s (maximal voluntary contraction-MVC) and at levels equivalent to 75, 50 and 25% of MVC for 20, 40 and 10 s, respectively. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Under control conditions, the heart rate (HR) responses to isometric effort were dependent on the intensity and duration of the exercise, showing a tendency towards progressive elevation with the maintenance of muscular contraction at the levels studied. (biomedsearch.com)
  • However, during repeated isometric exercise, it is unclear to what extent mechanical compression and muscle vasodilatation contribute to the magnitude and time course of beat-to-beat limb hemodynamics, due to alterations in leg vascular conductance (LVC). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Additionally, the relative contribution of mechanical obstruction and vasodilatation to the hyperemia observed in the repeated isometric exercise protocol was non-linear with regard to workload. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In combination with repeated isometric exercise, the findings could potentially prove to be useful indicators of circulatory adjustment by mechanical compression for muscle-related disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Furthermore, since the interaction between voluntary muscle contractions and muscle blood flow may potentially be closely linked to exercise capacity, investigating the relationship between muscle contraction and hemodynamic response may possibly yield important information in the physical fitness or exercise training and rehabilitation fields. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hence, the objective of this study was to quantify and analyse the effects of variations in the vibration parameters and contraction levels on the neuromuscular responses to isometric exercise superimposed on whole body vibration stimulation. (herts.ac.uk)
  • In addition, the low frequency / high frequency (LF/HF) ratio of HRV significantly increased during isometric exercise in the control group, whereas there were no significant changes in the pain group. (scicombinator.com)
  • Subjects with neck and shoulder pain also showed no significant changes in the LF/HF ratio of HRV responding to isometric exercise, which would imply a reduction in sympathetic nervous activity. (scicombinator.com)
  • Rest periods (3 min) between contractions (1900 ms) eliminated effects of fatigue. (cdc.gov)
  • A series of short contractions of the first dorsal interosseous muscle were performed pre- and post-fatigue at 20% MVC, and again following a 10-min recovery period, by 12 chronic stroke survivors. (frontiersin.org)
  • This study presents evidence of both central and peripheral fatigue at the MU level during isometric fatiguing contraction for the first time in stroke survivors. (frontiersin.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of decreased oxygen availability during sustained contraction on myoelectrical and metabolic changes, thereby addressing the issue of fatigue. (portlandpress.com)
  • CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that static stretching performed immediately before submaximal isometric muscle actions may increase neuromuscular fatigue assessed by EMG, suggesting that could reduce muscle's endurance capacity. (minervamedica.it)
  • Trajano G, Pinho C, Costa P, Oliveira C. Static stretching increases muscle fatigue during submaximal sustained isometric contractions. (minervamedica.it)
  • These results suggest that there is a homogeneous group of motor units in ADM (with respect to contraction time) and that this group contains what are probable fast twitch fatigue sensitive and fatigue resistant motor units. (galileo-training.com)
  • Differential changes in muscle oxygenation between voluntary and stimulated isometric fatigue of human dorsiflexors. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Moreover, conventional ultrasonography techniques often require maximal voluntary contractions (MVC), which may limit its use in clinical cases or acute fatigue states. (frontiersin.org)
  • In conclusion, during a long-lasting submaximal constant-force contraction of the triceps surae, theneuromuscular system adapts to contractile fatigue mainly by recruitment of new motor units, facilitated byan increased excitatory drive to the a-motoneuron pool and by a reduction of Renshaw inhibition. (ki.se)
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the neuromuscular fatigue profiles during 100 s isometric (ISO), concentric (CON), and eccentric (ECC) activity.Methods. (qxmd.com)
  • These data demonstrate distinct neuromuscular fatigue profiles for the different types of muscle contraction. (qxmd.com)
  • Whereas eccentric activity was largely fatigue resistant, isometric and concentric contractions displayed different neuromuscular fatigue profiles. (qxmd.com)
  • Madigan, Daniel J. and Willems, Mark E. T. (2011) Effect of Caffeine on Fatigue During Submaximal Isometric Contractions at Different Knee Angles. (yorksj.ac.uk)
  • The vast majority of fatigue investigations, including our own studies, have only considered the decrement in isometric maximal voluntary contraction (IMVC) as a fatigue index (e.g. (biologists.org)
  • One reason for using almost exclusively IMVC as an index of fatigue is probably the simplicity of this measurement, as isometric transducers are more accessible and less expensive than dynamic ergometers. (biologists.org)
  • Therefore, the assessment of isometric force alone can give an incomplete or misleading interpretation of the overall consequences of fatigue. (biologists.org)
  • A third type of contraction is "isokinetic," or "same motion. (livestrong.com)
  • Further, changing patterns in the EMG power spectra due to the type of contraction were different between BB and BR. (elsevier.com)
  • Twelve subjects (age 25.1+/-3.7 years, mass 70.1+/-8.2 kg, mean+/-SD) performed ISO, CON and ECC maximal voluntary contractions and 100 s endurance trials on an isokinetic dynamometer. (qxmd.com)
  • Subjects in the experimental groups performed either two or 10 MVC-ISO of the elbow flexors at a long muscle length (20° flexion) 2 days prior to 30 maximal isokinetic eccentric contractions of the elbow flexors. (ntnu.edu.tw)
  • Maximal voluntary isokinetic (45° s −1 and 300° s −1 ) and isometric testing was conducted for the trained and untrained leg before and after RT. (springer.com)
  • 5 women, 9 men] adults performed isometric and shortening and lengthening dorsiflexion on an isokinetic dynamometer (5°/s) at 25% and 50% of contraction type-specific maximums. (northumbria.ac.uk)
  • The aim of this study was to investigate the time course of the resting vastus lateralis (VL) muscle shear elastic modulus (μ) measured with ultrasound shear-wave elastography during repetition of isometric maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) of the knee extensors (KE). (frontiersin.org)
  • Participants underwent an isometric plantar flexor fatiguing task with intermittent maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) in a seated posture until failure. (uoguelph.ca)
  • In a concentric contraction, the muscle shortens when its tension is greater than the force opposing it, such as your biceps does when performing an arm curl. (livestrong.com)
  • We examine the test-retest reliability of biceps brachii tissue oxygenation index (TOI) parameters measured by near-infrared spectroscopy during a 10-s sustained and a 30-repeated (1-s contraction, 1-s relaxation) isometric contraction task at 30% of maximal voluntary contraction (30% MVC) and maximal (100% MVC) intensities. (spiedigitallibrary.org)
  • It is concluded that the reliability of the biceps brachii NIRS parameters during both sustained and repeated isometric contraction tasks is acceptable. (spiedigitallibrary.org)
  • A simple way to visualize a concentric muscle contraction is to do a biceps curl with a dumbbell. (verywellfit.com)
  • For both the vastus lateralis and biceps femoris, the increase in mean EMGrms values depended on the frequency, amplitude and muscle contraction level with 50 Hz-0.5 mm stimulation inducing the largest neuromuscular activity. (herts.ac.uk)
  • MVC) isometric knee extensions at 60° and 110° knee flexion (0°=full extension). (elsevier.com)
  • The inability to maximally activate the knee extensors in the absence of frank tissue damage can alter athletic performance, which often relies on optimal contraction of this lower-extremity muscle group [1]. (symbiosisonlinepublishing.com)
  • A model of the knee in the sagittal plane was used to investigate the ligament forces resulting when an external load applied to the tibia resisted either extension or flexion of the knee under increasing isometric quadriceps or hamstrings contractions, respectively. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The severity of knee pain with muscle contraction did not change significantly compared with the preoperative level (p = 0.31). (nih.gov)
  • Knee pain with muscle contraction played a surprisingly small role in the reduction of muscle activation. (nih.gov)
  • Potentiation of knee extensor contraction by antagonist conditioning. (eqoljournal.com)
  • While the entire muscle does not change length during an isometric contraction, the individual muscle fibers will shorten. (livestrong.com)
  • and Isometric contraction where muscle fibers taut and without any changes in the length. (fitwithme.org)
  • Maximum velocity of the actomyosin ATPase reaction (V max ATPase) and ATP consumption rate during maximum isometric activation (ATP iso ) were determined in human vastus lateralis (VL) muscle fibers expressing different myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms. (elsevier.com)
  • The contraction takes place in the myofibrils, which are smaller structures contained within bundles of muscle fibers. (pwnee.com)
  • Effect of inorganic phosphate on the force and number of myosin cross-bridges during the isometric contraction of permeabilized muscle fibers from rabbit psoas. (unifi.it)
  • 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731739/all/contraction. (tabers.com)
  • In six subjects threshold stimulation to the ulnar nerve at the wrist and to various sites over the motor point of ADM allowed 55 threshold twitch contractions to be identified after averaging. (galileo-training.com)
  • Electrical stimulation (ES) and voluntary contraction (VC) were compared in the quadriceps muscle of ten male volunteers. (semanticscholar.org)
  • en] In 7 normal subjects we compared the facilitatory effect of isometric contraction of the tibialis anterior on the size of electromyographic responses evoked in this muscle by electric stimuli applied over the cervical column and by electric and magnetic percutaneous stimulation of the motor cortex. (uliege.be)
  • However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the effects of graded isometric contractions superimposed on whole body vibration stimulation. (herts.ac.uk)
  • Conclusions: These results show that the isometric contraction superimposed on vibration stimulation leads to higher neuromuscular activity compared to isometric contraction alone in the lower limbs. (herts.ac.uk)
  • The aim of this study was to assess differences in motor performance, as well as corticospinal and spinal responses to transcranial magnetic and percutaneous nerve stimulation, respectively, during submaximal isometric, shortening, and lengthening contractions between younger and older adults. (northumbria.ac.uk)
  • Maekawa, K 1998, ' Effects of cold pressor stimulation on oxygen saturation changes during and after isometric voluntary contraction in the human masseter muscle ', The Journal of the Japan Prosthodontic Society , vol. 42, pp. 155-155. (elsevier.com)
  • A concentric muscle contraction is one of the three types of activation. (verywellfit.com)
  • 5) The structure-activity relationship of the nine drugs was the same for their ability to increase the force of contraction and for their action on phosphorylase. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Synephrine and phenylephrine at very high concentrations had small effects on the force of contraction and on phosphorylase activity. (aspetjournals.org)
  • NEW & NOTEWORTHY This is the first study to have explored corticospinal and spinal responses with aging during submaximal contractions of different types (isometric, shortening, and lengthening) in lower limb musculature. (northumbria.ac.uk)
  • Start Forskningsoutput Instrumented platform for assessment of isometric hand muscl. (lu.se)
  • Isometric" means "same length," and in contractions of this variety, the muscle does not shorten and its tension never exceeds the opposing force. (livestrong.com)
  • postural contraction the state of muscular tension and contraction that just suffices to maintain the posture of the body. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • segmental c's muscular contractions of the small intestine that serve to mix and transport chyme. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • muscular contraction not accompanied by movement of the joint. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The training muscular endurance ( isometric contraction ), is getting more and more important. (fitwithme.org)
  • A muscular contraction in which the muscle increases tension but does not change its length. (tabers.com)
  • A muscular contraction in which the muscle maintains constant tension by changing its length during the action. (tabers.com)
  • 1. Continuous muscular contraction. (tabers.com)
  • Part 1 of 4 Part 1 - Muscle Contraction Types Part 2 - Weight Lifting Part 3 - Plyometrics Part 4 - Isometrics Weight training, plyo training and cardio training, as effective as they are, only incorporate concentric and eccentric muscle contractions and therefore, if that is the extent of your speed training, you will be missing out on the third key ingredient in sports training, known as isometric contractions. (athleticquickness.com)
  • Eccentric muscle contractions result in the extension of a joint. (azcentral.com)
  • This is the phase known as the eccentric muscle contraction . (verywellfit.com)
  • The other two are eccentric muscle contractions and isometric muscle contractions. (verywellfit.com)
  • As such, an isotonic contraction is one in which the muscle maintains the same tension as it shortens. (livestrong.com)
  • Influencing factors on muscle stiffness accompanying stepwise increased muscle tension during isometric contraction of the extensor digitorum muscle. (researchmap.jp)
  • At the plateau of the isometric contraction in control solution, the hs stiffness is 22.8 +/- 1.1 kPa nm(-1). (unifi.it)
  • An increase in [Pi] decreases the stiffness of the cross-bridge array in proportion to the isometric force, indicating that the force of the cross-bridge remains constant independently of [Pi]. (unifi.it)
  • The Jamar hand dynamometer was used to measure isometric grip strength. (hindawi.com)
  • We performed a study on a group of asymptomatic subjects that showed a lack of correlation between isometric grip strength and thenar MUNE. (hindawi.com)
  • These results suggest that rapid isometric contractions are controlled by an amplitude-modulated pulse of agonist activation, which is associated with a pulse of antagonist activation, while the pulse of the antagonist activation is variably utilized among subjects. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Isometric contraction of the abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADM) has been studied in six normal subjects. (galileo-training.com)
  • A unimodal range of contraction times ranging from 40-100 ms was found and this was confirmed by additional experiments in two subjects in whom 30 threshold twitch contractions were identified using a needle electrode to stimulate various sites in the motor point. (galileo-training.com)
  • To accomplish this eight healthy human subjects performed the following elbow flexions against the same load - concentric, eccentric and isometric contractions. (elsevier.com)
  • Subjects in the control group performed the eccentric contractions without MVC-ISO. (ntnu.edu.tw)
  • Afterwards the subjects performed 3 maximal isometric contractions of plantar flexor for 1 second, with 1 minute break between trials. (eqoljournal.com)
  • Second, the subjects performed six 8-s maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVICs) before repeating the passive and active trials. (northampton.ac.uk)
  • Hip Flexion The picture below demonstrates how to perform hip flexion isometric. (pwnee.com)
  • It is not self-evident, however, that the mechanical cycle occurs during steady-state isometric contraction where no work is produced. (spiedigitallibrary.org)
  • It is less metabolically demanding than a concentric contraction but may cause disruption of associated connective tissue with delayed soreness or frank injury if it occurs in an unaccustomed manner. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In isometric contraction, muscle fiber length is constant, so muscle contraction occurs without joint movement. (physiotherapy-treatment.com)
  • An isometric contraction occurs when a muscle is activated but the muscle length does not change and there is no movement at the joints in which the muscle crosses. (theathleteengineers.com)
  • The only exception to this is isometric contractions where no movement occurs. (azcentral.com)
  • Rapid Contraction / Isometric contraction / Elbow joint / Monopolar surface EMG / Human. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] YOSHIHIKO YAMAZAKI: 'An electromyographic volley at initiation of rapid isometric contractions of the elbow' Brain Research Bulletin. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] YOSHIHIKO YAMAZAKI: 'Pulse Control during Rapid Isometric Contractions of the Elbow Joint' Brain Research Bulletin. (nii.ac.jp)
  • The isometric contractions were performed at three elbow angles: 10, 45 and 90° (0° equal to full expension). (elsevier.com)
  • Increased rate of force development of elbow flexors by antagonist conditioning contraction. (eqoljournal.com)
  • Both the magnitude and pattern of strain agree with other studies performed during submaximal contractions which indicates the feasibility of this approach to quantify 3D strain. (ismrm.org)