Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests

Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Read, Paul, Lake, Jason, Chavda, Shyam ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-122X and Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5121-432X (2018) Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 40 (4) . pp. 1-6. ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000371)

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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
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 23568
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Bishop, Chris, Read, Paul, Lake, Jason, Chavda, Shyam, Turner, Anthony N. (2018) Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 40 (4). pp. 1-6, August 2018. doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000371
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 01:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23568

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