Accession Number : ADA328281

Title :   Muscle Activity and Fatigue during Push-ups Performed by Women: An Electromyographic and Videographic Analysis of Fifteen Muscles.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Dec 94-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA328281

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This study sought to determine the primary muscles used by women during pushups and to establish differences in muscle firing patterns and utilization between elite and marginal performers Design: Cohort Analytic Study assessing differences in muscle activity and utilization during pushups between two groups of women at differing levels of ability. Participants : Sixty three women scoring in elite or marginal categories were enrolled. Main Outcome Measure: Video and intramuscular EMG recordings of 15 muscles were made of maximal isometric contractions and five consecutive pushups.

Descriptors :   *MUSCLES, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), HEALTH, PATTERNS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, WOMEN, ELECTROMYOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE