View Full Version : Task specific muscular fatigue measure

Corey Scholes
07-18-2005, 02:32 PM
Hello everyone,

I am designing a study to examine the effects of practice
and task parameters on knee load patterns during step

It is important that muscular fatigue is controlled for
during the experiment protocol and I was wondering if anyone
may be able to guide me towards an appropriate rest interval
between step landing trials to prevent fatigue accumulation.

I am also very interested in any functional, task specific
measures of muscular fatigue that anyone has come across
that would apply to a step-landing movement (essentially
simultaneous eccentric contractions of the knee & hip
extensors and ankle plantarflexors)

Any feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated,

Corey Scholes
School of Human Movement Studies
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)