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Knee Angle-Specific Emg Normalization: The Use Of Polynomial Based Emg-Angle Relationships, J Earp, R Newton, Prue Cormie, A Blazevich Nov 2014

Knee Angle-Specific Emg Normalization: The Use Of Polynomial Based Emg-Angle Relationships, J Earp, R Newton, Prue Cormie, A Blazevich

Prue Cormie

The normalization of EMG signals to those recorded during a maximal voluntary contraction provides a valid construct for comparisons of relative muscle activity. However, the length dependence of muscle activation and purported, substantial, muscle translocation and changes in muscle architecture during dynamic movements presents a need for joint angle-dependent normalization processes. The purposes of the present study were to: (1) quantify variations in muscle activity across a large ROM, (2) determine the accuracy with which fitted EMG-joint angle curves accurately characterized these variations, and (3) compare peak (EMG-P) and average (EMG-A) EMG amplitudes obtained during a countermovement leg extension when ...