SEMG MEASUREMENTS ON LAND AND IN WATER PRIOR TO AND AFTER 60- 90 MINUTES OF SUBMERSION (SWIMMING) ARE HIGHLY RELIABLE

Author: Olstad, Bjørn Harald; Cabri, Jan; Zinner, Christoph; Nunes, Neuza; Kjendlie, Per- Ludvik
Language: English
Published: 2011
Source: ISBS (International Society of Biomechanics in Sports): Conference Proceedings Archive
Online Access: https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/4946/4588
https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/4946
Identification number: ftjisbscpa:oai:ojs.ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de:article/4946

Summary

The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of surface electromyography (sEMG) measurements after being submerged (swimming) for 60-90 minutes. Isometric maximal voluntary contractions (MVC) on land and in water were collected of eight muscles in three males and three females (mean age 22.5±4.5 years). A paired samples t-test showed no significant differences in the mean MVC signal between pre and post test after prolonged water submersion (p