Muscle strength and size balances between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg for young men.

@article{Akagi2012MuscleSA,
  title={Muscle strength and size balances between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg for young men.},
  author={Ryota Akagi and Yukihiro Tohdoh and Hideyuki Takahashi},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={386-9}
}
The present study investigated whether the muscle size balance affects the muscle strength balance between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg. 18 young men volunteered as subjects. The joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary knee extension and flexion, plantar flexion and dorsiflexion were measured using a dynamometer. The muscle volumes of knee extensors and flexors, plantar flexors and dorsiflexors were determined by magnetic resonance imaging. For each of… CONTINUE READING