Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (June 2017)

Page No.: 2127-2132

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.160


Gulunjkar Pooja 1, Godbole Anushree1, Tambekar Neha 2, Wani Surendra *2, SanchetiParag 3, Shyam Ashok 4.

1,2 Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Thubepark, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

3 Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

4 Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. SurendraWani, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Thubepark 16, Shivajinagar, Pune -411005, Maharashtra, India. Phone no- 9960473324. E-Mail: wanisuren@gmail.com;


Background: Resistance exercises given at fitness centers by the training personnel usually lack individuality and specificity which causes easy fatigability and soreness in muscles. Also it is one of the important causes for discontinuation of exercise regimen. Hence to cope up with the increasing demands of individuals with respect to physical fitness and well-being, there is a need for development of a uniform yet tailor made effective strengthening protocol for conditioning purposes without producing muscle soreness. Hence the current study was performed.

Purpose of study: To compare the effectiveness of Delorme and Macqueen strengthening technique on quadriceps muscle in healthy female individuals.

Materials and Methodology: After fulfilling the inclusion criteria, a total of 34 subjects were randomly allotted in Delorme and Macqueen strengthening groups, each group consisting of 17 subjects. They were given 10 min of warm up followed by respective strengthening regimens with Delorme and Macqueen technique for quadriceps muscle. Supervised strengthening was given for 4 days a week for total duration of 4 weeks. Assessment of outcome measure that is 1RM for quadriceps muscle strength and VAS for DOMS was done at week 0 and after 4 weeks of intervention.

Result: On statistical analysis, significant improvement was seen on intra group comparison with p value of 0.00 however inter group analysis revealed that there was non-significant difference in improving quadriceps muscle strength in between two groups post 4 week of intervention. Also there was no evidence of Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) with both the resistance protocols.

Conclusion: Both the progressive resistance exercises were found to be equally effective in improving quadriceps muscle strength in healthy female individuals post 4 weeks of intervention.

Clinical implication- Both strengthening techniques can be effectively implemented in fitness centers for strengthening purposes in healthy individuals especially for planning long term exercise routine.

Key words: PRE, Delorme Technique, Macqueen Technique, Quadriceps Muscle, Females.


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Cite this article: Gulunjkar Pooja, Godbole Anushree, Tambekar Neha, Wani Surendra, SanchetiParag, Shyam Ashok. COMPARISON OF THE EFFECT OF DELORME AND MACQUEEN STRENGTHENING PROTOCOL FOR IMPROVING QUADRICEPS MUSCLE STRENGTH IN NORMAL FEMALE INDIVIDUALS. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2127-2132. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.160