Evaluation of Plyometric Intensity Using Electromyography

@article{Ebben2008EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of Plyometric Intensity Using Electromyography},
  author={William P. Ebben and Christopher Jon Simenz and Randall L. Jensen},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={861-868}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the motor unit activation of the quadriceps (Q), hamstring (H), and gastrocnemius (G) muscle groups during a variety of plyometric exercises to further understand the nature of these exercises. Twenty-three athletes volunteered to perform randomly ordered plyometric exercises, thought to cover a continuum of intensity levels, including two-foot ankle hops; 15-cm cone hops; tuck, pike, and box jumps; one- and two-leg vertical jump and reach; squat… Expand
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