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Cervical resistance training: effects on isometric and dynamic strength.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17086765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Neck injuries signify a physical fitness and human system problem with high operational significance. The prevalence of injuries in tactical aviators has been reported to be as high as 84%, although few report engaging in neck-specific strengthening exercises. It is generally believed that neck strengthening may result in fewer neck injuries. This study was designed to investigate the effects of 12 wk of cervical strength training (3 d x wk(-1)) on isometric strength, dynamic strength, and hypertrophy in a sample of military men. METHODS: Participants were tested for each of the above-mentioned variables before and after the training program as well as at 4-wk intervals, and results were compared with a control group that performed no cervical resistance training. RESULTS: Results indicated significant improvements in isometric strength and dynamic strength, typically occurring as early as 4 wk and improving throughout the 12-wk period. Modest increases in neck circumference were also noted. DISCUSSION: These findings have implications for military personnel at risk of neck injury in their occupational activities.
Marcus K Taylor; James A Hodgdon; Lisa Griswold; Amanda Miller; Donald E Roberts; Rafael F Escamilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-07     Completed Date:  2007-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Military Personnel
Muscle Strength*
Neck / anatomy & histology
Neck Injuries / prevention & control
Neck Muscles / physiology*
Time Factors

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