Each student will locate published information relating to topics discussed in class. A summary of the published information will be prepared. This summary will include the source, author, title, and publication date (See example below). The summary must also include the student’s impressions of this information. Indicate the article number at the top of the page. Summaries should be one-half page in length. These summaries must be typed. 10 articles must be turned in.
Porcari, J. (2002). Electrical Muscle Stimulation Effects on Body Fat and Muscle Mass. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, 16: 165-172.
Article Summary: Electric muscle stimulators have been widely used by rehabilitative specialists. Recently, several types of muscle stimulators have been heavily advertised as effortless means to build muscle and loose fat. This study examined the effects of arm, leg and abdominal muscle stimulation on muscle size, strength, surface fat and appearance. Results indicated that no significant changes in strength, size, fat or appearance occurred when the stimulators were used three times per week for eight weeks.
Critical Thinking: This finding supports our class discussions on exercise and fat reduction. Basically, fat reduction requires a significant caloric expenditure (3500 cals/ pound of fat). Strength gains occur when a vast majority of available motor units are actively overloaded across time. To date there is no evidence that details the number of motor units that are stimulated by these devises. Additional research examining the effects of stimulators used in rehabilitating injured and / or atrophied muscle is needed.
topics can be anything from matierials we had in class. (see attached book)
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