Effects of Different Cool-down Exercise Methods on Muscle Strength and Endurance of the Lower Extremities

  • Bae, Chang-Hwan ;
  • Cho, Sung-Hyoun ;
  • HwangBo, Gak
  • Received : 2012.04.30
  • Accepted : 2012.06.19
  • Published : 2012.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of various cool-down exercises on muscular strength and endurance. After receiving a treadmill training for main exercise, the subjects conducted isotonic and isometric cool-down exercises four times for three weeks. Isotonic exercise with leg press of 10kg was repeated by 20 times and isometric exercise was conducted at flexion of hip joint and knee joint with leg press of 10kg by maintaining it for 6 sec and resting for 2 sec by 20 times. Muscular strength after exercise was measured with 1 RM by times and muscular endurance with maximum repetition frequency using time to keep for loading the weight of 10 RM and 65% of maximum muscular strength. As a result of comparing and analyzing measured values, exercise recovery shape of isotonic and isometric cool-down group were more effective than rest recovery shape of the control group. The isometric cool-down group was more effective than isotonic cool-down group. In conclusion, isometric exercise was more effective than isotonic exercise or simple rest on muscular strength and endurance.


Cool-down exercise;Isometric;Isotonic;Strength;Endurance


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