Journal article

Activation of the hip adductor muscles varies during a simulated weight-bearing task

Julie A Hides, Paula Beall, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, Warren Stanton, Tanja Miokovic, Carolyn Richardson

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pattern of muscle activation of the individual hip adductor muscles using a standardised simulated unilateral weight-bearing task. DESIGN: A repeated measures design. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 20 healthy individuals (11 females, 9 males) participated in the study. Age ranged from 20 to 25 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Surface electromyography recordings from adductor magnus and adductor longus muscles were taken at levels representing 10-50% of body weight during a simulated weight-bearing task. Electromyography (EMG) data were normalised to maximal voluntary isometric contraction. RESULTS: The adductor magnus was recruited at significantly higher l..

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