Muscle fatigue during intermittent exercise in individuals with mental retardation.

@article{Zafeiridis2010MuscleFD,
  title={Muscle fatigue during intermittent exercise in individuals with mental retardation.},
  author={Andreas S Zafeiridis and Paraskevi F Giagazoglou and Konstantina Dipla and Konstantinos Salonikidis and Chrisanthi Karra and Eleftherios Kellis},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={388-96}
}
This study examined fatigue profile during intermittent exercise in 10 men with mild to moderate mental retardation (MR) and 10 men without mental retardation (C). They performed 4 x 30s maximal knee extensions and flexions with 1-min rest on an isokinetic dynamometer. Peak torque of flexors (PTFL) and extensors (PTEX), total work (TW), and lactate were measured. Fatigue was calculated as the magnitude of decline (%) in PTFL, PTEX, and TW and as rate of decline (linear slope) in TW from 1st to… CONTINUE READING