THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT EXTERNAL ELASTIC COMPRESSION ON MUSCLE STRENGTH, FATIGUE, EMG AND MMG ACTIVITY

  • A. Kotschwar
  • C. Peham
Keywords: different compression, strength, fatigue, electromyography, mechanomyography

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to quantify the effects of three different compression conditions on (a) performance of muscle strength/power and fatigue in lower extremity, and (b) the responses of electromyography (EMG) and mechanomyography (MMG) of rectus femoris (RF) under repeated concentric muscle actions. All subjects (N=12) performed maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) and consecutive, maximal isokinetic knee extension movements at 60°/s & 300°/s velocities with three different compression conditions. The results indicated that local elastic compression of lower extremity, while not significant in improving isokinetic strength in short period, may have a positive effect on fatigue by helping maintain long-term force production through altering muscle activity in high-velocity of locomotion.
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Coaching and Sports Activities