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Original research title: The influence of age on the recovery from worksite resistance exercise in career firefighters Authors: Trivisonno, A., Laffan, M., Giuliani, H., Mota, J., Gerstner, G., Smith-Ryan, A., Ryan, E. Year: 2021 Purpose Over 60,000 firefighters sustain an injury every year in the US and the largest percent of these are musculoskeletal […]
Original research title: Musculoskeletal, Biomechanical, and Physiological Gender differences in the US Military Authors: Allison, K., Keenan, KA., Sell, TC., Abt, JP., Nagai, T., Deluzio, J., McGrail, M., & Lephart, SM. Year: 2015 Purpose Physical strength and movement quality gender discrepancies exist and can influence the physical suitability of an individual for different job […]
Title: Systematic review of the association between physical fitness and musculoskeletal injury risk: Part 2 — Muscular endurance and muscular strength
Authors: de la Motte, SJ., Gribbin, TC., Lisman, P., Murphy, K., and Deuster, PA.
Musculoskeletal injuries continue to reduce the operational readiness of military organizations. Knowing and understanding the key risk factors that could be used to predict high risk personnel is vital to targeting injury prevention measures. Despite the abundance of research studies aiming to identify risk factors for injury, there is very little consensus as to what are the most effective outcome metrics to assess.
The purpose of the study was to systematically review the association between muscular endurance and muscular strength on musculoskeletal injury risk in military populations.
A comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken that spanned all research between 1970 through 2015. Of 4,229 studies identified in the initial database search, only 45 met the strict methodological criteria, including assessment of the study design and statistical analysis.
Isometric strength was assessed in 9 of the 45 studies with medium to high associations across the studies.
Lower hip external rotation strength, lower hip adduction and abduction strength, lower isometric knee flexion strength, and lower back extensor strength were all associated with higher risk of musculoskeletal injury compared to having higher strength. Thus, there appears to be a protective effect of strength on musculoskeletal injury risk in collegiate, professional athlete, and military populations.
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