Normalização da força e torque muscular em crianças e adolescentes.

Giovani dos Santos Cunha, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Alvaro Reischak Oliveira

Abstract


Traditional methods of normalization of muscle strength (MS) and muscle torque (MT) have been considered inadequate to properly adjust the effects of body mass in children and adults. Allometry has proved to be the most efficient method to compare individuals of different body dimensions. However, the values that the allometric exponent may show for MS and MT are still controversial and depend on many factors related to body composition, sex, age, type of contraction, and type of sport. Muscle volume (MV) has been suggested as the emerging variable for normalization of MS and MT.


Keywords


Muscle strength; School children; Torque.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-0037.2011v13n6p468

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.