Accession Number : AD0708741

Title :   PROBLEMS IN ASSESSING MUSCLE STRENGTH.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ANTIOCH COLL YELLOW SPRINGS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Howard,J. Michael ; Kroemer,K. H. Eberhard

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Muscle strength is typically reported in terms of 'maximum.' Experimental data illustrate the importance of defining the method of force exertion and of performance evaluation. Contracting the muscles in different ways or selecting different indexes from the same performance record can result in distinct 'maximum' strength scores. To facilitate standardization of experimental procedures and comparison of strength data, a check list is proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MUSCLES, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY)), MEASUREMENT, STANDARDS, CONTRACTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ANTHROPOMETRY, BODY WEIGHT, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE