ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC CONSIDERATIONS OF INACCURACY IN BASKETBALL SHOOTING

  • S. Miller
Keywords: electromyography, basketball shooting, variability

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare accurate and inaccurate basketball shots using selected electromyographic parameters. Thirteen participants attempted 3-point shots on a regulation basketball court until five successful and unsuccessful attempts had been made. Electromyographic data (1000Hz) were gathered from six muscles (anteriorlposterior deltoid, bicepsltriceps brachii, flexorlextensor carpi radialis). Nonsignificant differences were found between temporal activation patterns. However, unsuccessful shots tended to be associated with a later activation, with respect to ball release, and a longer activation period. In 80% of all comparisons, unsuccessful shots were associated with greater variability, and the majority of parameters showed consistent differences between the mean values for successful and unsuccessful shots.