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Title: Effects of TheraBand and theratube eccentric exercises on quadriceps muscle strength and muscle mass in young adults
Authors: Anwer, S 
Jeelani, SI
Khan, SA
Quddus, N
Kalra, S
Alghadir, AH
Issue Date: 2021
Source: BioMed research international, 2021, v. 2021, 5560144
Abstract: Purpose. This study was aimed at comparing the effects of TheraBand and theratube eccentric exercises on quadriceps muscle strength in young adults. Methods. Thirty young adults (19 females, 11 males) participated in this pretest-posttest experimental study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the two groups: TheraBand and theratube groups. They received the training intervention 3 times a week for 4 weeks (12 sessions) with progression after 2 weeks. Maximum eccentric quadriceps strength was assessed using the Biodex isokinetic dynamometer system. Additionally, quadriceps muscle mass was measured using a tape. Results. Both groups showed a significant improvement in the peak torque of the eccentric isokinetic quadriceps' strength after weeks 2 and 4. Strength change in the quadriceps was nonsignificant in the theratube group compared to the TheraBand group after 4 weeks of training (p<0.05). There was no increase in muscle mass during the 4 weeks of training in any group (p>0.05). Conclusion. Both the TheraBand and theratube are equally effective in the strengthening of the quadriceps muscle in young adults. Therefore, either the TheraBand or theratube may be used according to the availability and feasibility of the subjects for training intervention.
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Journal: BioMed research international 
ISSN: 2314-6133
EISSN: 2314-6141
DOI: 10.1155/2021/5560144
Rights: Copyright © 2021 Shahnawaz Anwer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following publication Anwer, S., Jeelani, S. I., Khan, S. A., Quddus, N., Kalra, S., & Alghadir, A. H. (2021). Effects of TheraBand and Theratube Eccentric Exercises on Quadriceps Muscle Strength and Muscle Mass in Young Adults. BioMed Research International, 2021 is available at
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