Muscle strength and history of heavy manual work among elderly trained women and randomly chosen sample population

@article{Rantanen1993MuscleSA,
  title={Muscle strength and history of heavy manual work among elderly trained women and randomly chosen sample population},
  author={Taina Rantanen and Sarianna Sipil{\"a} and Harri Suominen},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={66},
  pages={514-517}
}
The association between a history of heavy work and muscle strength was studied among 51 physically active women aged 66–85 years trained in sports and 41 women aged 70–81 years selected randomly from the population register. Maximal isometric muscle strength of hand grip, arm flexion, leg extension and trunk flexion and extension were measured using specially constructed dynamometers. The capacity of the abdominal muscles was evaluated by means of a sit-up test. The study included an interview… CONTINUE READING

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