Reliability of measurements of concentric and eccentric isokinetic loading.


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of a method for testing peak torque and work output of the knee extensor muscle during concentric and eccentric loading at three velocities of exercise (60 degrees, 120 degrees, and 180 degrees/sec). Fourteen healthy men (23-32 years of age) performed exercises of the quadriceps femoris muscles during concentric and eccentric loading, with a five-second pause between each contraction. Three different tests were performed on different occasions. The first exercise session was a practice session, and the next two sessions were established to collect data in a test-retest format. Peak torque and work were measured for the two testing sessions. The results of this study demonstrated that with a very specific protocol, the reliability of concentric peak torque and work measurements was excellent at 60 degrees and 120 degrees/sec and good at 180 degrees/sec. In contrast, reliability of eccentric peak torque and work measurements was good at 120 degrees and 180 degrees/sec but low at 60 degrees/sec.

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Cited Authors

  • Tredinnick, TJ; Duncan, PW

Published Date

  • May 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 656 - 659

PubMed ID

  • 3362978

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3362978

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-6724

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ptj/68.5.656


  • eng