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The purpose of this review is to examine the literature that has investigated the potential relationship between mechanomyographic (MMG) frequency and motor unit firing rates. Several different experimental designs/methodologies have been used to address this issue, including: repetitive electrical stimulation, voluntary muscle actions in muscles with(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interelectrode distance (IED) on the relationships of absolute and normalized EMG amplitude and mean power frequency (MPF) versus power output during incremental cycle ergometry. Eleven adults (mean +/- S.D. age = 24.2 +/- 2.6 y; V(O2max) = 49.4 +/- 8.3 ml kg(-1) min(-1)) performed incremental cycle(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the accuracy of the Runs Test, Reverse Arrangements Test, and modified Reverse Arrangements Test for assessing stationarity of surface electromyographic (EMG) signals. Five stationary signals were generated by custom programs written with LabVIEW programming software. These signals consisted of sine waves, sums of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement (SUPP) on one-repetition maximum (1-RM) bench press strength and time to running exhaustion (TRE) at a velocity that corresponded to 85% of the peak oxygen uptake ([latin capital V with dot above]O2peak). The study used a double-blinded, placebo-controlled,(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the isokinetic torque-related patterns for mechanomyographic (MMG) and electromyographic (EMG) center frequency [wavelet center frequency (CF), mean power frequency (MPF), and median frequency (MDF)] determined by the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and discrete wavelet transform (DWT). Ten adults [mean +/- SD age =(More)
The purpose of this review is to examine the literature that has investigated mechanomyographic (MMG) amplitude and frequency responses during dynamic muscle actions. To date, the majority of MMG research has focused on isometric muscle actions. Recent studies, however, have examined the MMG time and/or frequency domain responses during various types of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on upper- and lower-body strength and muscular endurance as well as anaerobic capabilities. Thirty-seven resistance-trained men (mean +/- SD, age: 21 +/- 2 years) volunteered to participate in this study. On the first laboratory visit, the subjects performed 2(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns for the mechanomyographic (MMG) and electromyographic (EMG) amplitude and mean power frequency (MPF) vs. torque relationships during submaximal to maximal isometric and isokinetic muscle actions. Seven men (mean +/- SD age, 22.4 +/- 1.3 years) volunteered to perform isometric and concentric isokinetic(More)
The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the fast Fourier transform (FFT) with the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) for determining the mechanomyographic (MMG) and electromyographic (EMG) center frequency [mean power frequency (mpf), median frequency (mdf), or wavelet center frequency (cf)] patterns during fatiguing isokinetic muscle actions(More)