ASYMMETRICAL MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIALIZED ATHLETES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY RISK

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Title:
ASYMMETRICAL MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIALIZED ATHLETES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY RISK
Author:
DARRIS, KAYLA REBECCA
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Hamstring strains and knee sprains are occurring in professional sports at an alarming rate that might suggest athletes are being subjected to increased injury risk. This increased risk may come from the asymmetric development of the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups. Injury surveillance systems and individual studies have revealed a significant relationship between the rate of occurrence of lower limb injury and a low eccentric hamstring to concentric quadriceps strength ratio. Nevertheless, the current literature contains conflicting studies on the effects of sport-specific training on muscle development. While muscle asymmetries might play a role in injury risk, there has not yet been a proven association between sport-specific training and the development of muscle asymmetries. The results of multiple studies still suggest that hamstring and knee injuries can be prevented through the implementation of a balanced workout program and flexibility training.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Keen, Douglas

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleASYMMETRICAL MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIALIZED ATHLETES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY RISKen_US
dc.creatorDARRIS, KAYLA REBECCAen
dc.contributor.authorDARRIS, KAYLA REBECCAen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractHamstring strains and knee sprains are occurring in professional sports at an alarming rate that might suggest athletes are being subjected to increased injury risk. This increased risk may come from the asymmetric development of the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups. Injury surveillance systems and individual studies have revealed a significant relationship between the rate of occurrence of lower limb injury and a low eccentric hamstring to concentric quadriceps strength ratio. Nevertheless, the current literature contains conflicting studies on the effects of sport-specific training on muscle development. While muscle asymmetries might play a role in injury risk, there has not yet been a proven association between sport-specific training and the development of muscle asymmetries. The results of multiple studies still suggest that hamstring and knee injuries can be prevented through the implementation of a balanced workout program and flexibility training.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorKeen, Douglasen
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