Isokinetic Testing Protocol in Elderly and Young Men
An age-related decrease in muscular strength may have a detrimental effect on muscle fatigue and recovery. To date, only one study has determined the effect of varied rest intervals (RI) between exercise sets in active younger and older women. They reported that active younger and older women require similar RI between sets to recovery full isokinetic knee extension peak torque (PT). However, we are unaware of any published studies comparing RI PT recovery between younger and older men. Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare the effect of two different RI's between sets of isokinetic knee extension exercise on PT, and Total Work (TW) between untrained younger and older men.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||The Effects of Rest Interval on Quadriceps Torque During an Isokinetic Testing Protocol in Elderly and Young Men|
- Peak Torque [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Isokinetic Dynamometer (Biodex system III)
- Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer
- Cybex Isokinetic Dynamometer
18 young men (24.22 ± 2.58 yrs) and 20 older men (66.85 ± 4.02 yrs) performed 3 sets of 10 unilateral isokinetic knee extension repetitions at 60°/s. The rest intervals between sets were 1 and 2 minutes and were counterbalanced across 2 testing days, separated by a minimum of 48 hours. The work-to-rest ratio was 1:3 and 1:6. All subjects were not involved in exercise programs that included resistance exercises within the last 6 months. Statistical evaluation of the data was performed using a 2x 2 x 3 mixed factor repeated measures ANOVA [age (younger and older) x rest interval (1 and 2 min) x set (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)]. Statistical significance was set at p < 0.05 for all comparisons.