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An ergonomic analysis of locally manufactured exercise equipment : implications for resistance training and clinical rehabilitation

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dc.contributor.author Scott SB en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:39Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25732
dc.description.abstract This study examined the often contrived advertising claims of the manufacturers of variable resistance isotonic machinery. Specifically, the study sought to ascertain whether certain equipment was compatible with musculo-skeletal and perceptual needs and limitations of the human user: that is, to determine whether presently installed eccentric cams, which provide the variable resistance, matched the users force curves. The format of this research was in the ergonomic tradition in which empirical research is not necessarily the primary avenue. Consequently the inter-disciplinary nature of ergonomics required small-scale laboratory- simulation experiments to be conducted in a diverse range of disciplines such as physiology, psychology and biomechanics. The findings are discussed. Based on these findings it was concluded that manufacturers advertising claims in the instances analyzed were not well-founded and that variable resistance isotonic machinery should only be used to develop muscular strength and endurance, and do not effectively serve as weight-loss devices. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Health promotion en
dc.subject Physical fitness and physiological aspects en
dc.title An ergonomic analysis of locally manufactured exercise equipment : implications for resistance training and clinical rehabilitation en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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