Isokinetics and Exercise Science - Volume 20, issue 3
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Isokinetics and Exercise Science (IES) is an international journal devoted to the study of theoretical and applied aspects of human muscle performance. Since isokinetic dynamometry constitutes the major tool in this area, the journal takes a particular interest in exploring the considerable potential of this technology.
Isokinetics and Exercise Science publishes studies associated with the methodology of muscle performance especially with respect to the issues of reproducibility and validity of testing, description of normal and pathological mechanical parameters which are derivable from muscle testing, applications in basic research topics such as motor learning paradigms and electromyography. The journal also publishes studies on applications in clinical settings and technical aspects of the various measurement systems employed in human muscle performance research.
Isokinetics and Exercise Science welcomes submissions in the form of research papers, reviews, case studies and technical reports from professionals in the fields of sports medicine, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation and exercise physiology.
Abstract: Aim: To determine how do performance parameters of the trunk and knee flexors and extensors vary with age. Subjects and method: 215 subjects (82 men and 133 women), were divided into three age groups: 20 (mean 22.69, SD=1.72, min=20.0; max=28.0), 40 (mean 44.81, SD=2.58, min=40.0; max=49.0) and 70-yearold (mean 70.23, SD=2.54, min=65.0; max=74.0). Results: The values of the peak torque was incrementally reduced with age, more so in men and with respect to the extensors of…the trunk. Conclusion: The results point out to a selective reduction in trunk muscles function. Given the functional significance of these muscles, prevention programs targeting the elderly should take special attention of this finding.