EFFECTS ON HANDGRIP STRENGTH DUE TO ARM IMMERSION IN A 10C WATER BATH

Authors
  1. Coppin, E.G.
  2. Livingstone, S.D.
  3. Kuehn, L.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Thirteen male and female human subjects participated in an experiment to determine if cold water immersion of the arm increases post-immersion handgrip strength. The test involved immersion of a subject's fore-arm into a 10C water bath for 30 min once a week in a 3-week series, involving a control test and two immersion experiments. Handgrip strength was measured 20 min before and then once every 20 minutes after the cold bath immersion for 4 h, for a total of 18 readings. Grip strength significantly decreased as a consequence of immersion of the forearm. However, strength recovery to approximately normal values took place within 40 min. No increases in post-immersion strength were observed
Report Number
PUB-78-X-11 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1978
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Aviat Space Environ Med, vol 49, no 11, 1978, p 1322-1326
DSTKIM No
79-01048
CANDIS No
85403
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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