In the intact subject, strength is determined by the physiologic cross-sectional area of all the muscle fibers as influenced by the activity of the neural elements. Passive range-of-motion exercises prevent or help correct contractures but do not build strength. High-resistance, low-repetition exercises simultaneously develop strength and endurance. Isotonic exercises are generally preferable to isometric exercises.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice