A MYOELECTRIC COMPARISON OF TREADMILL AND ICE SKATING

  • Curt Dewan
  • David Pearsall
  • Rene Turcotte
Keywords: training specificity, skating treadmill, EMG, ice hockey

Abstract

Due to technical and logistic difficulties in conducting skating research on the ice rink surface, the skating treadmill is an excellent resource from a diagnostic and industrial perspective. However; the potential benefits of the skating treadmill hinge on the similarity of treadmill and ice skating parameters. The purpose of this study was to compare the two myoelectric profiles with regards to both temporal and amplitude measures. The findings show that despite intratester, and intersubject variability and differences in stride rate and velocity, the respective myoelectric profiles of the quadriceps and lower leg show strong similarities further indicating a specificity of conditions and gross motor function between conditions.
Published
2008-03-25
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities