Isokinetic muscle strength and hiking performance in elite sailors.

  title={Isokinetic muscle strength and hiking performance in elite sailors.},
  author={Per Aagaard and Nina Beyer and Erik B. Simonsen and B Jakobsson Larsson and S Peter Magnusson and Michael Kjaer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={8 3},
The aim of the present study was to describe the isokinetic strength profile and its relation to hiking performance in male (SM, n = 15) and female (SF, n = 6) elite sailors compared to a group of male control subjects (CM, n = 8) similar in age, anthropometry and level of fitness. Eccentric knee extension strength was higher in SM compared to CM (P < 0.01). Furthermore, SM were stronger during trunk extension (P < 0.05), but not during trunk flexion compared to CM. Overall muscle strength was… CONTINUE READING