Reduced biceps femoris myoelectrical activity influences eccentric knee flexor weakness after repeat sprint running

Timmins, Ryan G., Opar, David A., WIlliams, Morgan D., Schache, Anthony G., Dear, Nuala M., & Shield, Anthony J. (2014) Reduced biceps femoris myoelectrical activity influences eccentric knee flexor weakness after repeat sprint running. Scandinavian Journal Of Medicine & Science In Sports, 24(4), e299-e305.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether declines in knee flexor strength following overground repeat sprints were related to changes in hamstrings myoelectrical activity. Seventeen recreationally active males completed maximal isokinetic concentric and eccentric knee flexor strength assessments at 1800.s-1 before and after repeat sprint running. Myoelectrical activity of the biceps femoris (BF) and medial hamstrings (MH) was measured during all isokinetic contractions. Repeated measures mixed model (Fixed factors = time [pre- and post- repeat sprint] and leg [dominant and non-dominant], random factor = participants) design was fitted with the restricted maximal likelihood method. Repeat sprint running resulted in significant declines in eccentric, and concentric, knee flexor strength (eccentric = 25 ± 34 Nm, 15% p<0.001; concentric 11 Nm± 22 Nm, 10% p = 0.001). Eccentric BF myoelectrical activity was significantly reduced (10%; p= 0.033). Concentric BF and all MH myoelectrical activity were not altered. The declines in maximal eccentric torque were associated with the change in eccentric biceps femoris myoelectrical activity (p = 0.013). Following repeat sprint running there were preferential declines in the myoelectrical activity of the BF, which explained declines in eccentric knee flexor strength.

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ID Code: 65198
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Fatigue, isokinetic dynamometry, hamstring injury, eccentric, repeat sprint, surface electromyography
DOI: 10.1111/sms.12171
ISSN: 1600-0838
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Copyright Statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: Timmins, R. G., Opar, D. A., Williams, M. D., Schache, A. G., Dear, N. M. and Shield, A. J. (2014), Reduced biceps femoris myoelectrical activity influences eccentric knee flexor weakness after repeat sprint running. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 24: e299–e305, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1600-0838
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2013 00:44
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 18:21

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