Effects on motor unit potentiation and ground reaction force from treadmill exercise
- Elam, Reid P.
- Feb 1, 1989.
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- This study was conducted to analyze the characteristics of motor unit potentiation (MUP) and ground reaction force (GRF) in treadmill exercise at the inclines of 0, 5.5 and 11 percent with conjuctive speeds of 7.5, 6, and 5 mph respectively. These speeds and corresponding inclines were set to provide equivalent physiological workloads at 12.5 METS. EMG recordings were taken from the rectus femoris and gastrocnemius of the right leg from 5 subjects. Simultaneous GRF recordings were obtained from a Delmar Avionic treadmill rigged with load cells. Measures for MUP and GRF were taken over a period containing 10 strides at steady pace. It was concluded that the gastrocnemius was more evident in EMG activity in all speed/incline settings over the rectus femoris, and that inclines from 5.5 to 11 percent produced greater GRF's over 0 percent. Recommendations for future studies was made.
- Document ID: 19890010698.
Accession ID: 89N20069.
NASA, Lyndon B.; NASA, Lyndon B. John.
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