THE BIOELECTRIC ACTIVITY OF MUSCLE PECTORALIS MAJOR IN PRESSING FROM A LYING POSITION

  • Henryk Król
  • Grzegorz Sobota
  • Antoni Nawrat
  • Michal Wilk
Keywords: EMG, muscle pectoralis major, barbell press

Abstract

The bioelectric activity of muscle pectoralis major was recorded with the help of surface EMG. The aim of this work was to determine participation of three parts of this muscle in motor task realization i.e. the pressing of a barbell in a lying position. Despite a suitable competitors’ selection (the first class) and a similar way of task realization (the 'bridge' technique) some competitors indicated a large activity in central part of the muscle whereas the others in lower or upper part. Average bioelectric activity of three parts of muscle together, in all subjects, was larger in pressing phase than in lowering phase during the press in a lying position. It may mean, that the way of trial realization is also affected by other factors, i.e. the radius of “bridge” curvature or trajectory motion of barbell.
Published
2007-10-20