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Teresa E Flaxman, Tine Alkjær, Erik B Simonsen, Michael R Krogsgaard, Daniel L Benoit
INTRODUCTION: Knee muscles are commonly labelled as flexors or extensors and aptly stabilize the knee against sagittal plane loads. However, how these muscles stabilize the knee against adduction-abduction and rotational loads remains unclear. Our study sought to: (1) classify muscle roles as they relate to joint stability by quantifying the relationship between individual muscle activation patterns and internal net joint moments in all three loading planes, and (2) determine if these roles change with increasing force levels...
October 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Gulcan Harput, Jennifer Sebert Howard, Carl Mattacola
Study Design Cross-sectional, controlled laboratory study. Background Quantification of muscular activation during different phases of functional activities is important to understand activation deficits in individuals who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Objectives To compare activation levels of vastus medialis (VM), medial hamstrings (MH) and gluteus medius (GMed) muscles during the different phases of weight bearing tasks between individuals who had undergone ACLR and healthy controls...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Kathryn A Webster, Brian G Pietrosimone, Phillip A Gribble
CONTEXT:  Ankle instability is a common condition in physically active individuals. It often occurs during a jump landing or lateral motion, particularly when participants are fatigued. OBJECTIVE:  To compare muscle activation during a lateral hop prefatigue and postfatigue in individuals with or without chronic ankle instability (CAI). DESIGN:  Cross-sectional study. SETTING:  Sports medicine research laboratory...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Komsak Sinsurin, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Wattana Jalayondeja, Weerawat Limroongreungrat
BACKGROUND: Jump landing is a complex movement in sports. While competing and practicing, athletes frequently perform multi-planar jump landing. Anticipatory muscle activity could influence the amount of knee flexion and prepare the knee for dynamic weight bearing such as landing tasks. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine knee muscle function and knee flexion excursion as athletes naturally performed multi-direction jump landing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen male athletes performed the jump-landing test in four directions: forward (0°), 30° diagonal, 60° diagonal, and lateral (90°)...
June 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
Matthew J Jordan, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
PURPOSE: The acute effects of fatigue on functional inter-limb asymmetry and quadriceps/hamstring muscle activity levels including preparatory co-activation during squat jump takeoff and landing was evaluated in elite alpine ski racers with/without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Twenty-two elite ski racers (ACLR: n=11; Control: n=11) performed an 80-second repeated squat jump test (jump-test) on a dual force plate system with simultaneous electromyography (EMG) recordings in vastus lateralis (VL), vastus medialis (VM), semitendinosus (ST) and biceps femoris (BF)...
August 17, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Katherinne F Moura, Renan L Monteiro, Paulo R G Lucareli, Thiago Y Fukuda
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Scapular dyskinesis has been associated with several shoulder injuries. Recent literature has suggested that a greater activation of the scapular muscles can play an important role in reducing subacromial impingement in patients with shoulder pain. Thus, the purpose of this case series was to describe a rehabilitation program that emphasizes scapular dyskinesis correction for those with clinical evidence of subacromial pain syndrome...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Wesley C Kephart, Petey W Mumford, Anna E McCloskey, A Maleah Holland, Joshua J Shake, C Brooks Mobley, Adam E Jagodinsky, Wendi H Weimar, Gretchen D Oliver, Kaelin C Young, Jordan R Moon, Michael D Roberts
BACKGROUND: Amino acid supplementation has been shown to potentially reduced exercise-induced muscle soreness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine if branched chain amino acid and carbohydrate (BCAACHO) versus carbohydrate-only sports drink (CHO) supplementation attenuated markers of muscle damage while preserving performance markers following 3 days of intense weight training. METHODS: Healthy resistance-trained males (n = 30) performed preliminary testing (T1) whereby they: 1) donated a baseline blood draw, 2) performed knee extensor dynamometry to obtain peak quadriceps isometric and isokinetic torque as well as electromyography (EMG) activity at 60°/s and 120°/s, and 3) performed a one repetition maximum (1RM) barbell back squat...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Mariusz Naczk, Alicja Naczk, Wioletta Brzenczek-Owczarzak, Jarosław Arlet, Zdzisław Adach
Naczk, M, Naczk, A, Brzenczek-Owczarzak, W, Arlet, J, and Adach, Z. Impact of inertial training on strength and power performance in young active men. J Strength Cond Res 30(8): 2107-2113, 2016-This study evaluated how 5 weeks of inertial training using 2 different loads influenced strength and power performance. Fifty-eight male physical education students were randomly divided into training and control groups. The 2 training groups (T0 and T10) performed inertial training 3 times per week for 5 weeks using the new Inertial Training and Measurement System (ITMS)...
August 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
John M Vasudevan, Andrew Logan, Rebecca Shultz, Jeffrey J Koval, Eugene Y Roh, Michael Fredericson
Aim. The purpose of this pilot study is to use surface electromyography to determine an individual athlete's typical muscle onset activation sequence when performing a golf or tennis forward swing and to use the method to assess to what degree the sequence is reproduced with common conditioning exercises and a machine designed for this purpose. Methods. Data for 18 healthy male subjects were collected for 15 muscles of the trunk and lower extremities. Data were filtered and processed to determine the average onset of muscle activation for each motion...
2016: Journal of Sports Medicine (Hindawi Publishing Corporation)
Adam Semciw, Racheal Neate, Tania Pizzari
Running is a popular sport and recreational physical activity worldwide. Musculoskeletal injuries in runners are common and may be attributed to the inability to control pelvic equilibrium in the coronal plane. This lack of pelvic control in the frontal plane can stem from dysfunction of the gluteus medius. The aim of this systematic review was therefore to: (i) compile evidence of the activity profile of gluteus medius when running; (ii) identify how gluteus medius activity (electromyography) varies with speed, cadence and gender when running; (iii) compare gluteus medius activity in injured runners to matched controls...
October 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Hans-Peter Wiesinger, Florian Rieder, Alexander Kösters, Erich Müller, Olivier R Seynnes
The present study aimed to determine whether distinct sets of tendon properties are seen in athletes engaged in sports with contrasting requirements for tendon function and structural integrity. Patellar and Achilles tendon morphology and force-deformation relation were measured by combining ultrasonography, electromyography and dynamometry in elite ski jumpers, distance runners, water polo players and sedentary individuals. Tendon cross-sectional area normalized to body mass2/3 was smaller in water polo players than in other athletes (patellar and Achilles tendon; -28 to -24%) or controls (patellar tendon only; -9%)...
2016: PloS One
Kiran Marri, Ramakrishnan Swaminathan
Muscle contractions can be categorized into isometric, isotonic (concentric and eccentric) and isokinetic contractions. The eccentric contractions are very effective for promoting muscle hypertrophy and produce larger forces when compared to the concentric or isometric contractions. Surface electromyography signals are widely used for analyzing muscle activities. These signals are nonstationary, nonlinear and exhibit self-similar multifractal behavior. The research on surface electromyography signals using multifractal analysis is not well established for concentric and eccentric contractions...
June 23, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Róisín M Howard, Richard Conway, Andrew J Harrison
This paper examines the use of sensor devices in sports biomechanics, focusing on current frequency of use of Electromyography (EMG) device preferences. Researchers in the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports were invited to participate in an online survey. Responses on multiple sensor devices highlighting frequency of use, device features and improvements researchers sought in acquisition and analysis methods were obtained via an online questionnaire. Results of the investigation showed that the force platform is the most frequently used device, with inertial measurement units and EMG devices growing in popularity...
November 2016: Sports Biomechanics
Fiorenzo Moscatelli, Giovanni Messina, Anna Valenzano, Vincenzo Monda, Andrea Viggiano, Antonietta Messina, Annamaria Petito, Antonio Ivano Triggiani, Michela Anna Pia Ciliberti, Marcellino Monda, Laura Capranica, Giuseppe Cibelli
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the involvement of the primary motor cortex (M1) in the coordination performance of karate athletes through transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). METHODS: Thirteen right-handed male karate athletes (25.0±5.0 years) and 13 matched non-athlete controls (26.7±6.2 years) were enrolled. A single-pulse TMS was applied using a figure-eight coil stimulator. Resting motor threshold (rMT) was determined. Surface electromyography was recorded from the first dorsal interosseous muscle...
2016: PloS One
D J Cochrane
The aim of the current study was to examine the acute effect of direct vibration has on bicep curl force-generating capacity. 11 healthy team and individual sport-trained males performed right and left DB bicep curl at 50% of 1 RM where peak force (PF), mean force (MF), rate of force development (RFD) and electromyography (EMG) were assessed during the concentric phase before and immediately after direct vibration. Using new vibration technology utilizing a pulsing frequency (0-170 Hz) each arm was randomly assigned to receive either 10 min of direct vibration or control (no vibration)...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Jan Wilke, Johannes Fleckenstein, Frieder Krause, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
Fatigue protocols have been used over the years to examine muscular exhaustion. As an alternative to approaches in laboratory settings, functional agility protocols claiming to mimic the multifaceted loads of athletic activity have been proposed. This study aimed to examine the effects of a functional agility short-term fatigue protocol (FAST-FP) on neuromuscular function. Twenty-eight healthy sports students (15 males, aged 24.3 ± 2.4 years) completed the FAST-FP, which consists of four components: three counter-movement jumps (90% of individual maximum), a 20-s bout of step-ups, three bodyweight squats and an agility run...
June 2016: Sports Biomechanics
A Burke Gurney, Christine Mermier, Michael LaPlante, Aditi Majumdar, Kathleen O'Neill, Todd Shewman, James G Gurney
Study Design Controlled laboratory study. Background The activity of the rotator cuff muscles has not previously been measured with indwelling electromyography (EMG) comparing ambulation and other movements. Knowledge of the relative contribution of these muscles during various tasks may help to guide rehabilitation progression. Objective To measure activity of the rotator cuff muscles and other shoulder muscles during normal ambulation, shirt and sling donning and doffing, and rehabilitation tasks commonly performed after rotator cuff surgery...
May 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Jo Armour Smith, Kornelia Kulig
Study Design Controlled laboratory study, with a case-control, cross-sectional design. Background Individuals with low back pain have impaired activation of the multifidus during postural adjustments and increased activity of the erector spinae musculature during walking. However, it is unclear whether these alterations in muscle activity are evident during locomotion in individuals with a history of low back pain when they are between symptomatic episodes. Objectives To compare paraspinal muscle activity in young, healthy individuals and young individuals with a history of low back pain during walking turns...
May 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Neal R Glaviano, Susan A Saliba
CONTEXT: For individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP), altered muscle activity and pain are common during functional tasks. Clinicians often seek interventions to improve muscle activity and reduce impairments. One intervention that has not been examined in great detail is electrical stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single patterned electrical neuromuscular stimulation (PENS) treatment would alter muscle activity and pain in individuals with PFP during 2 functional tasks, a single-legged squat and a lateral step down...
February 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Amity Campbell, Kevin Kemp-Smith, Peter O'Sullivan, Leon Straker
STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. BACKGROUND: Abdominal bracing (AB) is a widely advocated method of increasing spine stability, yet the influence of AB on the execution of sporting movements has not been quantified. Landing is a common task during sporting endeavors; therefore, investigating the effect of performing AB during a drop-landing task is relevant. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effect of AB on kinematics (ankle, knee, hip, and regional lumbar spine peak flexion angles) and peak vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) during a drop-landing task...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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