Accession Number : ADA497309


Title :   Cervical Resistance Training: Effects on Isometric and Dynamic Strength


Descriptive Note : Research paper Jul 2003-Feb 2008


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Marcus k. ; Hodgdon, James A. ; Griswold, Lisa ; Miller, Amanda ; Roberts, Donald E. ; Escamilla, Rafael


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA497309


Report Date : NOV 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : This study was designed to investigate the effects of 12 weeks of cervical strength training (3 days per week) on isometric strength, dynamic strength, and hypertrophy in a sample of military men. A second purpose was to examine how hypertrophy changes due to resistance training would affect the Department of Defense (DoD) circumference-based body fat estimation equation. Participants were tested for each of the above-mentioned variables before and after the training program as well as at 4-week intervals, and results were compared with a control group that performed no cervical resistance training. Results indicated significant improvements in isometric strength and dynamic strength, typically occurring as early as 4 weeks and improving throughout the 12-week period. After 12 weeks of training, marginally significant increases in neck circumference were demonstrated, which resulted in significant changes in estimated body fat. The findings regarding isometric and dynamic strength have implications for military personnel at risk of neck injury in their occupational activities. The neck circumference results could have an impact on organizations using the DoD estimation equations to assess the body composition of its members.


Descriptors :   *STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , NECK(ANATOMY) , RISK , IMPACT , TRAINING , DYNAMICS , LIPIDS , ESTIMATES , HUMAN BODY , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , MALES , EQUATIONS , ADIPOSE TISSUE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE