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Task Specific Effects of Unilateral Eccentric and Concentric Exercise on Spinal Excitability of the Contralateral Homologous Plantar Flexors.
(East Carolina University, 2011)
It is well established that resistance training increases the size and strength of the trained muscles. It is also known that unilateral muscle contractions can produce strength gains in the non-exercised contralateral ...
Influence of Thigh Muscle Forces on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Forces during Single-Leg Landing from Three Different Heights
(East Carolina University, 2010)
Over 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur every year amounting to billions of dollars being spent on the ACL annually. While the quadriceps muscle produces an anterior shear force on the tibia that ...
The Effect of Plantarflexor Strength Training on Gait Biomechanics in Healthy Old Adults
(East Carolina University, 2013)
Locomotion is an important and inherent part of daily life and is integral in maintaining an independent lifestyle, especially in older adults whose functional capacity has declined. Physiological changes with aging, ...