Muscle strength

De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355 (2008) Muscle strength. In: Paediatric exercise science and medicine. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 199-212. ISBN 9780199232482

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Despite a relatively limited understanding of the factors associated with strength development, advances in equipment, and increased understanding of growth and maturation issues, have provided new insights into paediatric muscle strength development. Strength testing of children is performed routinely by researchers to monitor the determinants and development of strength throughout childhood, and also by physiotherapists to assess the degree of muscle disability and to diagnose the rate of recovery. It is important for strength test administrators to be equipped with knowledge of the normal age and sex-associated variations in strength and the factors attributable to that variation. Over time, the use of differing techniques to adjust for body size has changed our perspective of the historical concept of the age- and sex-associated differences in muscle strength. Likewise, the development of more sophisticated techniques to determine muscle size and body composition has allowed researchers to explore the factors associated with the development of strength during growth with a greater degree of validity.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ125 Physiology of children and adolescents > RJ131 Children Growth. Child development
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 12:52
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 12:52

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