The effect of an abdominal muscle training program on intra-abdominal pressure

Cresswell A.G., Blake P.L. and Thorstensson A. (1994) The effect of an abdominal muscle training program on intra-abdominal pressure. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 26 2: 79-86.

Author Cresswell A.G.
Blake P.L.
Thorstensson A.
Title The effect of an abdominal muscle training program on intra-abdominal pressure
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-5505
Publication date 1994-02-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 79
End page 86
Total pages 8
Place of publication OSLO
Publisher SCANDINAVIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Language eng
Abstract The effect of 10 weeks' specific abdominal strength training (resisted trunk rotations) on intra-abdominal pressure was investigated in 10 healthy males. Isometric rotational force, trunk flexor and extensor torque and intra-abdominal pressure were measured as well as intra-abdominal pressure responses to Valsalva manoeuvres, maximal pulsed pressures, drop jumps and trunk perturbations. The rotational strength increased 29.7%. after training without significant change in intra-abdominal pressure. The isometric flexor strength did not change, while the extensor strength increased 11.0%. Valsalva and pulsed pressures increased 11.6 and 9.2%, respectively. The rate of intra-abdominal pressure development during pulsed pressures, drop jumps and trunk perturbations increased after training. The level of intra-abdominal pressure during the latter two tasks remained unchanged. It is concluded that an increase in strength of the trunk rotators with training improves the ability to generate higher levels of voluntarily induced intra-abdominal pressure and increases the rate of intra-abdominal pressure development during functional situations.
Keyword abdominal muscle training
G-tolerance
intra-abdominal pressure
valsalva
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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