LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Dos'Santos, Thomas; Thomas, C; Jones, PA; Comfort, P (2016)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the within-session reliability of bilateral and unilateral stance isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) force-time characteristics including peak force (PF), relative PF and impulse at time bands (0-100, 0-200, 0-250 and 0-300 ms); and to compare isometric force-time characteristics between right and left and dominant (D) and non–dominant (ND) limbs.
Methods: Professional male Rugby league and multi-sport collegiate male athletes (n=54, age 23.4 ± 4.2 years, height 1.80 ± 0.05 m, mass:88.9 ± 12.9 kg) performed 3 bilateral IMTP trials, and 3 unilateral stance IMTP trials per leg 60 on a force plate sampling at 600 Hz.
Results: Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and coefficients of variation (CV) demonstrated high-within session reliability for bilateral and unilateral IMTP PF (ICC =.94, CV = 4.7–5.5%). Lower reliability measures and greater variability were observed for bilateral and unilateral IMTP impulse at time bands (ICC =.81-.88, CV =7.7-11.8%). Paired sample t-tests and Cohen’s d effect sizes revealed no significant differences for all isometric force-time characteristics between right and left limbs in collegiate male athletes (p >.05, d ≤0.32) and professional rugby league players (p >.05, d ≤0.11), however significant differences were found between D and ND limbs in male collegiate athletes (p <.001, d = 0.43–0.91) and professional rugby league players (p < .001, d = 0.27–0.46).
Conclusion: This study demonstrated high within-session reliability for unilateral stance IMTP PF;revealing significant differences in isometric force-time characteristics between D and ND limbs in male athletes.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article