EFFECTS OF THE EXTERNAL MUSCLE SYSTEM ON THE FUNCTION OF HAMSTRINGS
Keywords: ground reaction forces, EMG, co-activation, treadmill, training method
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to develop a device which can simulate the function of the hamstrings and increase these muscles' strength. By wearing it during daily training, one can train the hamstrings according to the specific needs of each sport event. Fifteen subjects were involved in the study and the external muscle system was examined by using EMG and kinetics methods. The results showed that there was an increasing trend in jumping performance and muscle co-contraction (p<0.1) during running; There were significant differences (p<0.05): in the first peak force between high loading and none and in the second peak force between low, medium, high loading and none. Thus we believe the system can be used in training sessions. By wearing the system during training, athletes can train muscles when performing movements unique to sport events.
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