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Comparison of electromyography fatigue threshold in lower limb muscles in trained cyclists and untrained non-cyclists.
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PMID:  20552949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the Electromyographic Fatigue Threshold (EMG(FT)) determined in the Vastus Lateralis (VL), Rectus Femoris (RF), Biceps Femoris (BF), Semitendinosus (ST) and Tibialis Anterior (TA) during stationary cycling in trained cyclists and non-cyclists. Using a cycle ergometer, 13 cyclists (28.4 +/- 6.9 years; 70.3 +/- 13 kg; 176.1 +/- 8.5 cm) and 11 non-cyclists (25.8 +/- 4 years; 73 +/- 9.1 kg; 175 +/- 6.4 cm), performed a maximum incremental test (ITmax) (90 rpm) to determine the (EMG(FT)). Maximal power output (W(PEAK)) reached by cyclists was higher than for non-cyclists (372.6 W and 248.9 W respectively) (P < 0.01). For the five muscles analyzed in cyclists, EMG(FT) occurred at 85.7% of cases in the VL, 92.9% in RE 78.6% in BE 78.6% in ST and 50% in TA, while in the non-cyclists group, this occurrence was 100% to muscle VL, 100% to RF, 92.6% to BF, 78.6% to ST, and 78.6% to TA. Analyzing the percentage corresponding to the power at EMG(FT) in relation to W(PEAK) reached, no differences between groups were observed for RF, BF and ST, however VL and TA, as well as the mean from all muscles were lower for cyclists than non-cyclists (P < 0.05). The present results showed that EMG(FT) is more easily identified in RF and VL muscles for both groups, and it may be an interesting method to evaluate the adaptive responses from aerobic and anaerobic metabolisms during cycling training programs.
B P C Smirmaul; J L Dantas; E B Fontes; L R Altimari; A H Okano; A C Moraes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0301-150X     ISO Abbreviation:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0327533     Medline TA:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Campinas--UNICAMP, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology*
Exercise Test
Leg / physiology*
Muscle Fatigue / physiology*
Physical Endurance / physiology*

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