Bilateral deficit in explosive force related to sit-to-stand performance in older postmenopausal women
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Author/sJakobi, J.M.; Ríos Díaz, José; Ruiz Cárdenas, Juan Diego; Rodríguez Juan, Juan José; Marín Cascales, Elena; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Subject/sActivities of day living
Rate of force development
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the bilateral deficit (BLD) for maximal voluntary force (MVF) and rate of force development (RFD) influences sit-to-stand in older postmenopausal women. Fourteen women performed unilateral and bilateral maximal voluntary contractions during isometric leg-extension. The MVF and RFD over consecutive 50ms periods (0-50, 50-100 and 100-150ms) after force onset and the time to sit-to-stand test were calculated. There was only a BLD for RFD 0-50ms and 50-100ms. The time of sit-to-stand was moderately correlated to BLD for RFD 0-50ms (r=0.505; 95% CI: -0.035 to 0.817; P=0.06), but after controlling for physical activity level the relationship was stronger and statistically significant (r=0.605; 95% CI: 0.109 to 0.859; P=0.029). These results suggest that the BLD for explosive force (0-50ms) might represent a performance-limiting factor for sit-to-stand transfer in postmenopausal women and could be dependent of the physical activity level. Tri...