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Godišnjak Fakulteta sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
2019, iss. 24, pp. 29-39
article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 26/05/2020
doi: 10.5937/gfsfV1924029T
Influence of muscle mechanical propertieson force manifestation in knee joint extensor and flexor muscles
aUniversity of Priština - Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Leposavić
bUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education + South Ural State University, Institute of sport, tourism and service, Chelyabinsk, Russia
cUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education

Project

Effects of the Applied Physical Activity to Locomotor, Metabolic, Psycho-Social and Educational Status of the Population of the Republic of Serbia (MESTD - 47015)

Abstract

The aim of the study is to investigate the influence of the muscle mechanical characteristics measured by the method of tensiomyography on the manifestation of the muscle force measured by the isokinetic dynamometry method in the knee joint extensor and flexor muscles. The sample consisted of 32 individuals (17 men and 15 women) who were students of the Faculty of sports and physical education and the Criminalist-police academy. Measurements of maximal displacement were performed on the muscles rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, biceps femoris and semitendinosus of right and left leg. Maximal peak torque was measured on the knee joint extensor and flexor muscles of the right and left leg in concentric mode at a speed of 60 ˚/s. Multiple linear regression analysis was applied to determine the influence of the system of predictor variables on muscle force. The results of the study showed that there was no significant influence of the maximal displacement parameters on the peak torque parameters (Adj. R2 = 0.103, p = 0.462, on average). It can be concluded that the muscular stiffness of the knee joint extensor and flexor muscles has no significant influence on the muscle force manifestation of the respective muscle groups and that the tensiomyography parameter maximal displacement has low predictive values, that is, it cannot be used in muscle force evaluation.

Keywords

tensiomyography; isokinetic dynamometry; muscle stiffness; peak torque

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