Journal article

Gluteal muscle activation during the isometric phase of squatting exercises with and without a Swiss ball

Christian J Barton, Aedin Kennedy, Richard Twycross-Lewis, Roger Woledge, Peter Malliaras, Dylan Morrissey

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Growing evidence supports hip muscle activation and strengthening exercise prescription to prevent and treat various lower limb injuries. Common prescriptions include single-legged and double-legged squatting, with and without a Swiss ball. We aimed to establish the effect of varying forms of squatting exercises on gluteal muscle activation. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational laboratory study. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen (11 male) healthy participants (28.4 +/- 2.7 years old) were compared using one-way repeated measures analysis of variance. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surface electromyography (EMG) measures of gluteus medius (GMed) and gluteus maximus (GMax) during the isometric phase of ..

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