Evaluation of the strength-size relationship in vivo using various muscle size indices.

@article{Bamman2000EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the strength-size relationship in vivo using various muscle size indices.},
  author={Marcas M Bamman and Bradley R. Newcomer and Dawnine Enette Larson-Meyer and Roland L Weinsier and Gary Hunter},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1307-13}
}
PURPOSE It is well accepted that maximum strength is related to muscle size. The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether anthropometric or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) estimates of muscle size were valid predictors of plantar flexor maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) strength and could be used in lieu of more sophisticated techniques (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)). Additionally, we compared the relationship among MVC and three MRI-determined muscle size… CONTINUE READING