Force-velocity characteristics of upper limb extension during maximal wheelchair sprinting performed by healthy able-bodied females.

@article{Hintzy2003ForcevelocityCO,
  title={Force-velocity characteristics of upper limb extension during maximal wheelchair sprinting performed by healthy able-bodied females.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Hintzy and Nicolas R Tordi and Eric Predine and Jean-denis Rouillon and Alain Belli},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={921-6}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between force and velocity parameters during a specific multi-articular upper limb movement--namely, hand rim propulsion on a wheelchair ergometer. Seventeen healthy able-bodied females performed nine maximal sprints of 8 s duration with friction torques varying from 0 to 4 N x m. The wheelchair ergometer system allows measurement of forces exerted on the wheels and linear velocity of the wheel at 100 Hz. These data were averaged for the… CONTINUE READING