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Grounding after moderate eccentric contractions reduces muscle damage

Overview of attention for article published in Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 217)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Grounding after moderate eccentric contractions reduces muscle damage
Published in
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/oajsm.s87970
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Authors

Gaetan Chevalier, Richard Brown, Michael Hill

Abstract

Grounding a human to the earth has resulted in changes in the physiology of the body. A pilot study on grounding and eccentric contractions demonstrated shortened duration of pain, reduced creatine kinase (CK), and differences in blood parameters. This follow-up study was conducted to investigate the effects of grounding after moderate eccentric contractions on pain, CK, and complete blood counts. Thirty-two healthy young men were randomly divided into grounded (n=16) and sham-grounded (n=16) groups. On days 1 through 4, visual analog scale for pain evaluations and blood draws were accomplished. On day 1, the participants performed eccentric contractions of 200 half-knee bends. They were then grounded or sham-grounded to the earth for 4 hours on days 1 and 2. Both groups experienced pain on all posttest days. On day 2, the sham-grounded group experienced significant CK increase (P<0.01) while the CK of the grounded group did not increase significantly; the between-group difference was significant (P=0.04). There was also an increase in the neutrophils of the grounded group on day 3 (P=0.05) compared to the sham-grounded group. There was a significant increase in platelets in the grounded group on days 2 through 4. Grounding produced changes in CK and complete blood counts that were not shared by the sham-grounded group. Grounding significantly reduced the loss of CK from the injured muscles indicating reduced muscle damage. These results warrant further study on the effects of earthing on delayed onset muscle damage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 39 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 20%
Researcher 6 15%
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Other 3 7%
Other 9 22%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 22%
Sports and Recreations 8 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 10 24%
Unknown 6 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 37. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2020.
All research outputs
#564,287
of 15,428,187 outputs
Outputs from Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
#16
of 217 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,771
of 250,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
#3
of 9 outputs
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