Isokinetic Parameters of the Trunk as an Indicator of Physical Capacity

  • M. Ferrari
  • F. B. M. Ensink
  • U. Steinmetz
  • A. Straub
  • A. Krüger


The isokinetic concept of exercise was described by Hislope and Perrine more than 25 years ago (5). Since the advance of computer technology, isokinetic ergometers are now available for analyzing force continuously during exercise (6), and their reliability and validity has been widely explored (2,3).


Joint Angle Peak Torque Physical Capacity Isokinetic Ergometer Trunk Flexion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ferrari
    • 1
  • F. B. M. Ensink
    • 2
  • U. Steinmetz
    • 2
  • A. Straub
    • 2
  • A. Krüger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology and PulmonologyUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Sports, Georg-August-UniversityGoettingenGermany

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