Overview

Muscle strength is an important topic for ergonomics practitioners and physiologists to understand, especially as it relates to workplace injuries. Muscle strength and function is at the heart of many injuries that lead to reduced productivity and economic strain on the worker, the company, and society as a whole.

This comprehensive source of information and data relating to muscle strength is the first to present such information in a single ...
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Muscle Strength

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Overview

Muscle strength is an important topic for ergonomics practitioners and physiologists to understand, especially as it relates to workplace injuries. Muscle strength and function is at the heart of many injuries that lead to reduced productivity and economic strain on the worker, the company, and society as a whole.

This comprehensive source of information and data relating to muscle strength is the first to present such information in a single source. Muscle Strength explains the general determinants of muscle strength such as gender, age, and muscle type. It illustrates physical data in the context of theoretical background and examines the protocols, techniques, devices, and data used to record muscle strength in various parts of the body. This is followed by a discussion of overexertion, strength prediction, strength and endurance, torque and EMG relationship, and muscle fatigue. Finally, the material is applied to the use of muscle in jobs, to product design, and to studies of job accommodation and the effect of disability on strength.

Professionals in ergonomics, biomechanics, sports science, and physiology will find that this unique text provides insight and data on an important subject in their field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203503591
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 538
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and terminology 1
2 Physiology and biochemistry of strength generation and factors limiting strength development in skeletal muscle 13
3 Cardiac effects of strength training 33
4 Determinants of muscle strength 45
5 The ability to persist in a physical task 83
6 Measurement of localized muscle fatigue in biceps brachii using objective and subjective measures 105
7 Psychophysical aspects of muscle strength 123
8 Isometric, isoinertial, and psychophysical strength testing : devices and protocols 129
9 Isokinetic strength testing : devices and protocols 157
10 Hand strength 177
11 Grasp at submaximal strength 213
12 Shoulder, elbow, and forearm strength 227
13 Cervical muscle strength 247
14 Trunk and lifting strength 263
15 Pushing and pulling strength 345
16 Design applications of strength data 367
17 Electromyography and muscle force 379
18 Myoelectric manifestations of muscle fatigue 393
19 Physical demands analysis : a critique of current tools 421
20 Job accommodation 469
21 Strength and disability 485
22 Gaps in knowledge and future in the field 519
Index 525
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