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The loads on the lumbar spine during extreme weight lifting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3589805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The load on the lumbar spine was calculated in eight power lifters when they executed an extremely heavy lift. The calculated load on L3 as well as the total load lifted during training in the last year were related to the bone mineral content (BMC) in the L3 as determined with dual photon absorptiometry. The loads on L3 in the lifters ranged between 18.8 and 36.4 kN. The BMC values were extremely high and closely correlated to the amount of weight lifted during training (r2 = 0.82). The study showed that intensive training will increase the BMC to an extent that the spine can tolerate extraordinary loads.
H Granhed; R Jonson; T Hansson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-22     Completed Date:  1987-07-22     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / metabolism
Lumbar Vertebrae / physiology*
Minerals / metabolism
Models, Theoretical
Physical Education and Training
Weight Lifting*
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