2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Cross Sectional Area of the Thigh and its Relation to the Isometric Rate of Force Development and Peak Isometric Force
Kyle J. Busch*, Gabriel I. Anders, Zachary A. Hollingsworth, and Andrew C. Vandas
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between cross sectional area of the thigh and isometric rate of force development and peak isometric force during isometric squats. Reliability analyses compared the measurements of rate of force development and peak isometric force between two squat trials. Linear regression was used to determine the correlation between cross sectional area and average rate of force development and peak isometric force. Cronbach's alpha of the two trials was found to be significant for the rate of force development (α = 0.843) and peak isometric force (α = 0.983). No significant correlation was found between cross sectional area and isometric rate of force development (R = 0.537) or peak isometric force (R = 0.583). These data indicate that there is not a significant correlation between cross sectional area of the thigh and the isometric rate of force development or peak isometric force.

Keywords: Isometric Squat, Rate of Force Development, Thigh Cross Sectional Area

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 4-7
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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