Inter-limb asymmetries: Understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests

Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J. P., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. (2018) Inter-limb asymmetries: Understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength and Conditioning Journal. ISSN 1533-4295

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Abstract

Inter-limb asymmetries have been a popular topic of investigation in the strength and
conditioning literature. Recently, numerous equations have been highlighted that can quantify
these between-limb differences. However, no distinction was provided on whether their use
was applicable to both bilateral and unilateral tests. This article provides a framework for
selecting the most appropriate asymmetry equation based on the selected test method,
ensuring accurate calculation and interpretation. In addition, considerations for data analysis
have also been included as a guide for practitioners on the relevance of monitoring inter-limb
differences longitudinally.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Research Centres > CCASES
Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Exercise Physiology
Depositing User: Jason Lake
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 01:10
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3265

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