Eur J Appl Physiol (2017) 117:1799–1806 DOI 10.1007/s00421-017-3676-z ORIGINAL ARTICLE Effects of training programs based on ipsilateral voluntary and stimulated contractions on muscle strength and monopedal postural control of the contralateral limb 1,2 2 1 Mohamed Abdelhafid Kadri · Frederic Noé · Merbouha Boulahbel Nouar · Thierry Paillard Received: 13 March 2017 / Accepted: 27 June 2017 / Published online: 3 July 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract IPSI or CONTRA limbs in either the VOL or NMES exper- Purpose To compare the effects of unilateral strength train- imental group. No change was observed for the CON group ing by stimulated and voluntary contractions on muscle over the protocol period. strength and monopedal postural control of the contralat- Conclusion The purposed training program with NMES vs eral limb. VOL contractions induced strength gains but did not per- Methods 36 non-active healthy male subjects were recruited mit any improvement of contralateral monopedal postural and split randomly into three groups. Two groups of 12 sub- control in healthy young subjects. This has potential for jects took part in a strength-training program (3 sessions therapeutic application and allows clinicians to focus their a week over 8 weeks) comprising 43 contractions of
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Published: Jul 3, 2017
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