Electromyography of walking in obese children.

  title={Electromyography of walking in obese children.},
  author={Andrew Peter Hills and Anthony W. Parker},
  journal={Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology},
  volume={33 4},
The electromyographic activity of six lower extremity muscles during three speeds of walking was examined in fourteen (14) (10 obese and 4 normal weight) pre-pubertal children aged 8.5-10.5 years. Ensemble average EMG patterns of six lower extremity muscles at three speeds of walking were compared in obese pre-pubertal and normal weight children. The pattern of EMG activity and phasic characteristics did not change appreciably across the three speeds of walking for either group. The lack of… CONTINUE READING