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With the aim to analyze the influence of stretching on muscle stiffness after eccentric exercise, 30 young men (18 - 32 years old), were divided into three groups: STR, undergoing a stretching program (SP) of the dominant quadriceps muscle, ECC, undergoing exhaustive eccentric exercise, and ECC/STR, undergoing eccentric exercise, followed by SP. Muscle(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether exercise-induced quadriceps muscle damage affects knee proprioception such as joint position sense (JPS), force sense and the threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM). Fourteen young men performed sets of eccentric quadriceps contractions at a target of 60% of the maximal concentric peak torque(More)
INTRODUCTION Exhaustive and/or unaccustomed exercise, mainly involving eccentric muscle actions, induces temporary muscle damage, evidenced by delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and decreased muscle function. Different strategies to recover from its signs and symptoms have been studied and, as a result, a significant number of articles on this issue have(More)
The main objective of this study was to determine if an acute bout of static stretching of the quadriceps muscle affects the sense of joint position, the threshold to detect passive movement, and the sense of force. Thirty young, healthy men (age : 22.1 ± 2.7 years) were randomly divided into two groups. The Stretching Group (n=15) underwent stretching of(More)
CONTEXT A common intervention used by clinicians, cryotherapy poses several benefits in managing acute injuries. However, cooling muscle tissue can interfere with muscular properties and the sensory-motor system. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was analyse the influence of cryotherapy with a crushed-ice pack on shoulder proprioception concerning joint(More)
BACKGROUND Kinesiology tape seems to improve muscle force, although little is known regarding its effect on latency time and postural sway. OBJECTIVES To examine the effects of kinesiology taping on fibularis longus latency time and postural sway in healthy subjects. METHODS Thirty participants were equally randomized into three groups, two experimental(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the effects of a single bout and repeated bouts of stretching on indirect markers of exercise-induced muscle damage. DESIGN A randomized controlled clinical trial at a university human research laboratory was conducted. METHODS Fifty-six untrained males were randomly divided into four groups. (I) a single stretching group underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether high-level athletes with patellar tendinopathy have diminished knee proprioceptive acuity. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University research laboratory (institutional). PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one basketball and volleyball players with patellar tendinopathy (13 men and 8 women; mean age 24.5 ± 3.6; body mass index =(More)
Paca (Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766) is the second largest rodent found in Brazil. The quality of the meat and a long tradition of hunting have contributed to the decline of the natural populations of this species. Hunting of paca is strictly prohibited in Brazil, but in spite of this restriction, no forensic tools are available for the identification of(More)
BACKGROUND Kinesiology tape can improve athletic performance; however, due to cutaneous stimulation its application can have an influence on proprioception. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of kinesiology tape on knee proprioception applied to quadriceps, namely in the joint position sense (JPS) and in the threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM),(More)
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