MA (Master of Arts)
Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael Foley, Craig E. Broeder
Progressive overload through the range of motion (ROM) is important for proper rehabilitation of muscle strength, yet varies across types of resistance for a given exercise. The purpose of this study was to compare strength curves (SC) for shoulder internal (IR) and external rotation (ER) with resistance curves (RC) for two application angles (A and B) of Thera-Band® resistance to determine which application angle best overloads IR and ER through the ROM. Thirty volunteer subjects participated in this study. SCs were obtained experimentally by measuring maximal isometric torque for IR and ER from 30° to 135°. RCs were calculated using regression equations from the literature. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were found between the SCs and RCs for both application angles during IR and ER. The findings of this study indicate that application angles A and B do not provide optimal loading when performing shoulder IR and ER exercises.
Thesis - Open Access
Hannah, Daniel Cason, "A Comparison of Strength and Resistance Curves for the Internal and External Rotators of the Shoulder." (2002). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 680. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/680
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