The relationship between the dynamic and static function of abdominal muscles

Wohlfahrt, Deborah, Jull, Gwendolen and Richardson, Carolyn (1993) The relationship between the dynamic and static function of abdominal muscles. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 39 1: 9-13. doi:10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60464-5

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Author Wohlfahrt, Deborah
Jull, Gwendolen
Richardson, Carolyn
Title The relationship between the dynamic and static function of abdominal muscles
Journal name Australian Journal of Physiotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9514
1836-9553
1836-9561
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60464-5
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 9
End page 13
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Elsevier Australia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Thirty-eight field force soldiers were studied to investigate the influence of training with repetitive dynamic curl-ups on the static holding capacity of abdominals for lumbopelvic control when load was progressively applied via lower limb movements. Results indicated that when high numbers of curl-ups (>51) were able to be performed continuously, the static capacity of the abdominals was higher (p < 0.01). However, the ability to statically hold was found to be even more dependent on the speed at which the curl-up was performed (p < 0.0001). Those regularly performing the curl-up at a rapid rate demonstrated decreased static abdominal function. The results suggest that when training the abdominals for a stability function, curl-up exercises should be performed at a slow controlled rate.
Keyword Exercise
Abdominal muscles
Isometric contraction
Isotonic contraction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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