Beneficial effects of eccentric training on tendons
University of Valencia pilot study about Benefits of eccentric training on tendons with HandyGym
A research article by the University of Valencia used #HandyGym to expose the beneficial effects of eccentric training on tendons:
🔎This and other studies are underway to test the positive effects of working with our device. Besides it has a lot of applications in professional sports and general physical activity. One more step forward in the long run for the acknowledgment of HandyGym in the sports community.
HandyGym continues to establish itself as an essential tool for physical preparation. Thus it is present in hundreds of sports to help not only athletes, but also strength coaches, and athletic trainers alike. Moreover has great value within physiotherapy, both for prevention and injury recovery. In reality, is on the rehabilitation point where the pilot study put the focus. Eventually, future research will study its effect on specific pathologies to demonstrate the benefits of HandyGym as an essential for any professional in the sports sector.
📚Bullet points of the research study:
“Acute effects of supraspinatus-specific isoinertial training on tendon thickness in young active subjects. A pilot study.”
Isoinertial training is a new form of physical exercise that combines concentric-eccentric exercises while regulating the load.
The aim of the study was to analyze acute changes in the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the supraspinatus tendon after isoinertial 10 sets of yellow inertial disc exercises using 0.052Kgm2 of inertia and a maximum resistance of 18 kg with Handy Gym™ device.
Seventy-two healthy athletic subjects (40 men and 32 women) were analyzed.
The results showed there was a time effect for tendon thickness and volume (p < 0.01) with a reduction of about 5% and 8.3% respectively. Likewise, no significant correlation (p = 0.63) was observed between the load (kg) used by the subject and the changes in the supraspinatus tendon after detailed statistical discrimination in 4 quartiles with loads from 0 to 11.5 kg.
The isoinertial stimulus/load produced an acute significant decrease in the supraspinatus tendon thickness (CSA) after the isoinertial training proposed in the study.
👉Check the entire article about Benefits of eccentric training on tendons in this link: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-2355344/latest
Jaime Gascó-López de Lacalle, María García-Escudero, Iván Chulvi-Medrano et al. Acute effects of supraspinatus-specific isoinertial training on tendon thickness in young active subjects. A pilot study., 19 December 2022, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square [https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2355344/v1]