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Use of eurycoma longifolia jack as an alternative treatment for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

Zainuddin, Zainal Abidin and Kaur, Tarveen and Ibrahim, Halijah and Hashim, Asha Hasnimy (2008) Use of eurycoma longifolia jack as an alternative treatment for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). In: Integrating Injuries Factors in Physical Activities. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 76-93. ISBN 978-983-52-0517-0

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All forms of exercise, if carried out vigorously, can become painful. Eccentric exercise, if we are unaccustomed to it, leaves us stiff and sore the next day. During eccentric exercise the contracting muscle is forcibly lengthened. Eccentric contraction has been shown to produce the most structural damage to the muscle and subsequent muscle protein breakdown (Evans & Cannon, 1991). Although a good body of research focuses on eccentric contractions obtained during downhill running, (Cannon et al., 1991; Evans et al., 1986) several research groups have been able elicit muscle damage and protein breakdown following eccentric resistance exercise, an anaerobic activity (Costill et al., 1990; Clarkson, Byrnes, McCormick, Turcotte, & White, 1986; Gibala, MacDougall, Tarnopolsky, Stauber, & Elorriaga, 1995; Nosaka, Clarkson, McGuiggan, & Byrne, 1991). Immediately following exercise there is no pain. This sets in several hours later and peaks at about 48 hours. Impaired muscle function and soreness are evident days following eccentric exercise. For example, maximal muscle force production is impaired immediately following the exercise bout and gradually recovers over approximately one week. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) typically develops in 24-48 hrs following high force eccentric exercise and peaks at about 3 days post-exercise (Clarkson et al.,1986; Clarkson, Nosaka, & Braun, 1992; Nosaka et al., 1991). Increased levels of creatine kinase (CK), in the beginning in the first 24 hr following high-force eccentric exercise (Clarkson et al, 1986; Ebbeling & Clarkson, 1989; Nosaka et al., 1991;Nosaka & Clarkson, 1996).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), eurycoma longifolia jack
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:28069
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:05 Sep 2012 10:18
Last Modified:05 Sep 2012 10:18

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