Journal article

Running-related muscle activation patterns and tibial acceleration across puberty

Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Michelle Hall, Kim Allison, Adam L Bryant

Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


This study examined whether differences exist in tibial acceleration transients and electromyography (EMG) variables during running across female pubertal development. Sixty-four girls classified as pre- (n = 19), early/mid- (n = 22) and late/post-pubertal development (n = 23) ran in a laboratory whilst EMG data were recorded from quadriceps, hamstring and calf muscle groups, and acceleration transients from a triaxial accelerometer. The late/post-pubertal girls exhibited delayed vastus lateralis onset (mean difference (MD) = 0.02, 95% CI = 0.008, 0.34 ms)) compared to pre-pubertal girls, lower vastus lateralis pre-activation (MD = 7.02, 95% CI = 12.63, 1.42%) compared to early/mid-pubertal ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Awarded by NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant (LP150101041) in conjunction with Asics Oceania Pty Ltd. TS was supported by an NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (APP1075881). KLB is the recipient of a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). RSH is funded by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT130100175). ALB is the recipient of a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1053521). Thank you to Karine Fortin for her incredible effort assisting data collection and analysis.