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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
IHARA, Flávia R.; CEVALES, Mirco and PINTO, Sergio de Souza. Isokinetic evaluation of the abductor and adductor musculature of the thigh in swimming athletes performing chest swimming style. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2000, vol.6, n.3, pp.93-98. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922000000300005.
In this study, an isokinetic evaluation of 12 swimming athletes performing the chest swimming style, ages ranging from 15 to 22 years, submitted to daily training and participating in state and national performances was conducted. A Cybex isokinetic computerized device model Norm was used to evaluate all athletes at the Unicid physical therapy clinic. The muscular abduction and adduction of the hip were evaluated. Data obtained from a series of five repetitions at 30 degrees were used. Since the patient's weight had already been considered, results were converted into percentage numbers to provide for a better comparison with other studies on the same subject. The authors obtained the average, maximum, and minimum torque performed by the musculature, considering its relation to the extension of the movement and the symmetry between the two members. An average torque of 150.05% for adduction and 127.06% for abduction was found.
Keywords : Swimming; Isokinetic; Abductor; Adductor.