Effects of temperature on electromyogram and muscle function

  title={Effects of temperature on electromyogram and muscle function},
  author={Michael Holewijn and R. B. De Heus},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
The effects of 30 min of cooling (15°C water) and warming (40°C water) on arm muscle function were measured. A reference condition (24°C air) was included. Of nine young male subjects the maximal grip force (F max), the time to reach 66% ofF max (rate of force buildup) and the maximal rhythmic grip frequency were determined, together with surface electromyographic activity (EMG) of a forearm muscle (flexor digitorum superficialis). The results showed that in contrast to warming, cooling… CONTINUE READING