- Volume 10 Issue 4
PURPOSE: Low-intensity exercise with restriction of blood flow has been proposed as an alternative exercise to secure the disadvantage of a high-intensity resistance exercise. However, studies of how affects the muscle using functional exercise are lacking. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate knee extensor muscle strength during stair exercise of functional exercise with leg blood flow restriction. METHODS: Twenty two healthy young adults with no history of musculoskeletal or neurogical disorder were participated in this study. participant were randomized into either non-restriction group(11 subject) or restriction group (11 subject). The restriction blood cuff attached to the proximal end of the leg. Measurement of knee extensor strength was used by cybex dynamometer. Data analyzed in independent t-test and paired t-test. RESULTS: Knee extensor muscle strength was significantly different between groups. Also, there were significant differences in the strength of knee extensor within the group. CONCLUSION: This study found that stair exercise with restriction of blood flow did influence to knee extensor muscle strength. These results will also be able to promote the effect of increasing the muscle power applied to functional exercise. Henceforth, studies will be made in the intervention method that can be applied to health vulnerable person.
Stair exercise;Blood flow restriction exercise;Knee extensor
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