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In Vivo Assessment of the Effect of Bench Press Exercise on Glenohumeral Cartilage Deformation

The goal of this project is to investigate the impact of high-load exercise, like the bench press with a large amount of weight as opposed to an exercise like the push-up, on the shoulder joint cartilage , tissue on the ends of our bones that cushion and protect them from damage, as well as assess how well qualitative assessments of personal pre- and post-exercise pain coordinate with cartilage structure. We predict that there will be a significant difference in pre- and post-exercise cartilage thickness.
Andrea Myers at or 717-531-3892
18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Healthy adults between the ages of 18-35
English speaking
Exclusion Criteria:
Previous injury or surgery to either shoulder
Inability to undergo MRI
Inability to perform exercise protocol
Under the age of 18 or over the age of 35
Muscle & Bone
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Hershey, PA