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Comparison of electromyographic activity of the lower trapezius and serratus anterior muscle in different arm-lifting scapular posterior tilt exercises.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23068897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most effective exercise to specifically activate the scapular posterior tilting muscles by comparing muscle activity generated by different exercises (wall facing arm lift, prone arm lift, backward rocking arm lift, backward rocking diagonal arm lift).
DESIGN: Repeated-measure within-subject intervention.
PARTICIPANTS: The subjects were 20 healthy young men and women.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Lower trapezius (LT) and serratus anterior (SA) muscle activity was measured when subjects performed the four exercises.
RESULTS: Muscle activity was significantly different among the four exercise positions (p<0.05). The backward rocking diagonal arm lift elicited significantly greater activity in the LT muscle than did the other exercises (p<0.05). The backward rocking arm lift showed significantly more activity in the SA muscle than did the other exercises (p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians can use these results to develop scapular posterior tilting exercises that specifically activate the target muscle.
Sung-Min Ha; Oh-Yun Kwon; Heon-Seock Cynn; Won-Hwee Lee; Kyue-Nam Park; Si-Hyun Kim; Do-Young Jung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1873-1600     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940513     Medline TA:  Phys Ther Sport     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, Graduate School of Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
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