Predicting asymmetrical lower extremity strength deficits in college-aged men and women using common horizontal and vertical power field tests: a possible screening mechanism.

@article{Keeley2011PredictingAL,
  title={Predicting asymmetrical lower extremity strength deficits in college-aged men and women using common horizontal and vertical power field tests: a possible screening mechanism.},
  author={David W. Keeley and Hillary A Plummer and Gretchen D. Oliver},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1632-7}
}
Strength deficits in the quadriceps and hamstrings have been linked to several lower extremity injuries. The most common protocol used in testing for these deficits is isokinetic strength testing, which is both costly and time consuming. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to employ common vertical and horizontal power field tests to identify those protocols that best predict lower extremity strength deficits. Data describing 22 healthy collegiate graduate students' vertical and horizontal… CONTINUE READING