Shoulder muscle EMG activity in women during push up on varying surfaces

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dc.contributor.author Bair, Christina en_US
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Brandi en_US
dc.contributor.author Pralle, Rayanne en_US
dc.contributor.author Schroeter, Melanie en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Barbara S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jorgensen, Michael J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-19T21:48:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-19T21:48:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bair, Christina, Buckley, Brandi, Pralle, Rayanne, Schroeter, Melanie, Smith, Barbara and Michael Jorgensen(2009). Shoulder Muscle EMG Activity during Push Up on Varying Surfaces in Women. In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 14-15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/2318
dc.description Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009. en_US
dc.description Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering en_US
dc.description.abstract The unstable surfaces of a BOSU® ball and Swiss ball typically have a greater impact on EMG muscle activity during a push up compared to a normal push up done on a flat stable surface. This study's purpose was to determine if performing a push up on a BOSU® ball and on an exercise bench influenced EMG muscle activity when compared to the activity of a push up on a stable surface in females. Eighteen females were recruited from a convenience sample of college students. The pectoralis major, rectus abdominus, and external oblique muscles showed the greatest EMG muscle activity. The posterior deltoid showed the lowest activity. Overall, the push up performed on the bench showed the greatest EMG muscle activity compared to the other types of push ups. en_US
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dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.5 en_US
dc.title Shoulder muscle EMG activity in women during push up on varying surfaces en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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