Changes in isometric and isokinetic strength. postural balance and endurance after thai-bo training program

Thorwesten L, Beckemeyer C, Kollenberg S, Kuhlmann M, Völker K

Research article in edited proceedings (conference)


The objective of the present study was to examine the influence of a long term Thai-Bo training program on muscular strength of the knee muscles, postural balance, and cardiovascular parameters. Thirty-five volunteers participated in two groups. Pre-and posttest with measuring of isometric and isokinetic strength of knee extension/flexion as well as postural balance on a force plate were performed before and after a weekly six-months training period. Furthermore cardiovascular parameters were measured during a stepwise increasing cycle ergometry. The results showed a significant increase of isometric strength and isokinetic strength at 600 /s in addition to an improvement in postural balance. Also a significant improvement of cardiovascular parameters in retest could be demonstrated.

Details zur Publikation

Publisher: Lamontagne M, Gordon D, Robertson E, Sveistrup H
Book title: Proceedingsof XXII nd international Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports
Release year: 2004
Publishing company: Imprimente Impression
ISBN: 0-88927-318-9
Language in which the publication is writtenEnglish
Event: Canada
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