Effect of a Comprehensive Loop System on Whole body Exercises Using Elastic Bands
Keywords:Resistance tubes, strength training, whole body exercise, squats, pushups.
Background:- Strength is the capability of the neuromuscular system to produce force against an external
resistance.1 Muscular performance is regarded as one the significant component in quality of life. Strength
training helps to increase the muscular tension which eventually increases the muscular performance.2 The
repeated and consistent resistance training strengthens the muscles.3 Most of the studies shows the effect
of elastic resistance training with short term interventions on muscle strength(isotonic elastic resistance
training) and have shown positive outcomes4. This is the first study investigating on increase in the strength
of concentric, eccentric , as well as isometric muscle contraction and also, as a whole body exerciser with
targeted muscle and group muscle training. In this study we lack the knowledge on how elastic resistance
training affects the muscle strength in upper and lower body. Therefore, it is important to know if this
comprehensive loop system, as a special training variable, could improve the strength in adult healthy
individuals. This study will help to determine the effect of comprehensive loop system on whole body
exerciser using elastic bands, and assess if four weeks of training are sufficient to change upper and lower
Methodology:- Total 30 subjects were included in the study. All the subjects are healthy individuals
were included from orthopedic departments, physiotherapy OPD, physiotherapy clinics, sports academy.
Demonstration of the test with help of video and test trial was given in order to gain confidence and break
their fear. Latin square design chit was made and participants were asked to randomly pick up the chits.
Subjects has to follow the same order of the test from in order to avoid learning bias. They were assessed for
push-up test and squat test for strength before and after the training. And a four weeks training protocol was
taken to assess the upper and lower limb strength respectively.
Result:- There is a positive increase in the strength of the muscle which was checked using the push-up and
squat test for upper limb and lower limb respectively. With increase in the counts of push-up test (o.ooo)
pre and post training session and with the squat training (p>0.05) pre and post training session, there is a
subsequent positive increase in the strength gain of an healthy individual.
Conclusion:- There is significant change in the muscle strength after four week of elastic training protocol
of healthy adult individuals. Therefore, the tool kit is helpful as a whole body exerciser as well as a specific
targeted muscle exerciser to increase a individual muscle strength and to improve the way of exercising
without any hindrance in the aspects of space and heavy machine
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