EMG activity and voluntary activation during knee-extensor concentric torque generation

@article{Babault2002EMGAA,
  title={EMG activity and voluntary activation during knee-extensor concentric torque generation},
  author={Nicolas Babault and Michel Pousson and Anne Michaut and Yves Ballay and J. Van Hoecke},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={86},
  pages={541-547}
}
This study was designed to re-examine and compare the neural drive of the knee extensors during isokinetic concentric muscular actions by means of the twitch interpolation technique (activation level, AL) and surface electromyographic (EMG) recordings (root mean square, RMS). Torque, AL and RMS amplitudes of three knee extensors and one knee flexor were measured in nine subjects during maximal and sub-maximal voluntary contractions, performed under concentric (60°·s–1 and 120°·s–1; Con60 and… CONTINUE READING