Investigation of core muscle function through electromyography activities in healthy young men

Tan, Sijie and Cao, Liquan and Schoenfisch, Whitney and Wang, Jianxiong (2013) Investigation of core muscle function through electromyography activities in healthy young men. Journal of Exercise Physiology, 16 (1). pp. 45-52.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the electromyography (EMG) signal during eight isometric core exercises. Eighty healthy men (average 24.9 ± 1.4 yrs with body mass 64 ± 5 kg) participated as subjects. The surface EMG of the core muscles of 30 subjects was measured during eight isometric contractions and the EMG signal was recorded from core muscles. The four actions with the higher integral EMG were further applied in another group of 50 subjects to test their reliability. The isometric exercise of 'side bridge with single-leg raise' resulted in a significantly higher EMG than those of other exercises. This exercise showed a good reliability (ICC=0.77). Three other exercises also presented high EMG and ICC. In conclusion, the 'side bridge with single-leg raise' exercise is the most suitable single body movement to measure the functional capacity of core muscles in healthy young men.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 02:39
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 02:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: core muscles; isometric activity; electromyography; young men
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110601 Biomechanics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23711

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