THE SURFACE EMG ACTIVITY ANALYSIS BETWEEN BADMINTON SMASH AND JUMP SMASH

  • Chien-Lu Tsai
  • Chan-Chang Yang
  • Mei-Shiu Lin
  • Kuei-Shu Huang
Keywords: biomechanics, EMG, badminton, smash, jump smash

Abstract

Badminton smash is one of the most powerful techniques among all the racket sports. It may divide into smash and jump smash. The purpose of this study was to analyze the surface EMG activity of upper extremities between smash and jump smash by eight Taiwan elite badminton players. We used two digital video cameras to obtain the 3D kinematics data of shuttlecock, and measured the surface EMG signals of seven upper limb muscles. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the two smashes in initial shuttle velocity. Though the movements of the two smashes were similar, there were significant difference between the two smashes in the sequence of the surface EMG activity of the upper limb and the mean IEMG amplitude in a few muscles. We found that the jump smash exerted the higher EMG activity than smash in the phase before contact point.
Published
2008-03-14