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Functional hamstrings: quadriceps ratios in elite women's soccer players.
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PMID:  23150930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract We compared starters and non-starters for various isokinetic strength variables in elite women's soccer players. A convenience sample of 10 starters (mean ± s; age = 20 ± 2 years; height = 170 ± 4 cm; body mass = 65 ± 5 kg) and 7 non-starters (age = 20 ± 1 years; height = 164 ± 3 cm; body mass = 63 ± 4 kg) performed maximal voluntary muscle actions of the leg extensors (concentric) and flexors (eccentric) on an isokinetic dynamometer in order to measure concentric peak torque for the leg extensors, eccentric peak torque for the leg flexors, and the functional hamstrings:quadriceps (H:Q) ratio at 1.047 rad · s(-1) and 4.189 rad · s(-1) concentric peak torque for the leg extensors was not different between starters and non-starters. However, it was greater at 1.047 rad · s(-1) than at 4.189 rad · s(-1) in both groups. Eccentric peak torque for the leg flexors was greater for the starters versus non-starters at 4.189 rad · s(-1). Eccentric strength of the leg flexors at fast movement velocities may be used as an effective physiological profile and may discriminate between playing status in elite women's soccer players.
Nathaniel D M Jenkins; Matthew J Hawkey; Pablo B Costa; Ryan E Fiddler; Brennan J Thompson; Eric D Ryan; Doug Smith; Eric J Sobolewski; Eric C Conchola; Kazuma Akehi; Joel T Cramer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1466-447X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Oklahoma State University , Department of Health and Human Performance , Stillwater , United States.
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