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Effects of Cooling on Ankle Muscle Strength, Electromyography, and Gait Ground Reaction Forces

Halder, Amitava LU ; Gao, Chuansi LU and Miller, Michael LU (2014) In Journal of Sports Medicine 2014.
Abstract
The effects of cooling on neuromuscular function and performance during gait are not fully examined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of local cooling for 20 min in cold water at 10 C in a climate chamber also at 10 C on maximal isometric force and electromyographic (EMG) activity of the lower leg muscles. Gait ground reaction forces (GRFs) were also assessed. Sixteen healthy university students participated in the within subject design experimental study. Isometric forces of the tibialis anterior (TA) and the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) were measured using a handheld dynamometer and the EMG was recorded using surface electrodes. Ground reaction forces during gait and the required coefficient of friction (RCOF) were... (More)
The effects of cooling on neuromuscular function and performance during gait are not fully examined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of local cooling for 20 min in cold water at 10 C in a climate chamber also at 10 C on maximal isometric force and electromyographic (EMG) activity of the lower leg muscles. Gait ground reaction forces (GRFs) were also assessed. Sixteen healthy university students participated in the within subject design experimental study. Isometric forces of the tibialis anterior (TA) and the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) were measured using a handheld dynamometer and the EMG was recorded using surface electrodes. Ground reaction forces during gait and the required coefficient of friction (RCOF) were recorded using a force plate. There was a significantly reduced isometric maximum force in the TA muscle ( (Less)
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Fatigue., Isometric force, Gait, Peripheral cooling
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Journal of Sports Medicine
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2014
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Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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2314-6176
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10.1155/2014/520124
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Slip and fall accidents, friction requirements, and balance ability
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English
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  articleno    = {520124},
  author       = {Halder, Amitava and Gao, Chuansi and Miller, Michael},
  issn         = {2314-6176},
  keyword      = {Fatigue.,Isometric force,Gait,Peripheral cooling},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Hindawi Publishing Corporation},
  series       = {Journal of Sports Medicine},
  title        = {Effects of Cooling on Ankle Muscle Strength, Electromyography, and Gait Ground Reaction Forces},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/520124},
  volume       = {2014},
  year         = {2014},
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