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John Scholz
11-04-1994, 03:09 AM
Does anyone know of any studies that have examined
specifically whether there exist scaling laws for
relative force production capabilities from distal
to proximal joints of an extremity, eg. the arm?
In other words, the maximum torques available at
proximal joints are greater than those at more distal
joints, but is there a lawful relationship (for example,
3:2:1 = GH joint:elbow:wrist) between
these torques across normal individuals who have not
undergone muscle group specific training for, say,
a sport or vocation?
Thanks,
John Scholz